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The Global Population Density in 3D

Today almost 8 billion people live on Earth. But the population is very unevenly distributed. These maps clearly explain the irregular distribution of Homo sapiens on Earth. These maps were designed by  Alasdair Rae , using population density data. The height of every bar describes the number of people being in any one square kilometer. On the maps, population data in different territories of our planet is mapped as population towers. Europe With 42 people per km2, England is densely populated compared to most other countries of the continent. But it’s not as densely populated as the Netherlands, where 506 people live per km2. North America Mexico City has the most populous urban area in North America, followed by New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago. South America  Brasilian Sao Paulo is the most populated city in South America. Lima, the capital city of Peru, the second-most populated city in South America. Asia  The above 60 million people live in Guangzhou – Hong Kong ar

Will the global population surpass 10 billion by the end of the century?

 All predictions have pointed to yes - until presently. Regularly growing estimations from the UN have commonly been the status quo. A recent analysis from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation implies that the world population may begin shrinking well before 2100. Visualcapitalist made perfect visualization of how the global population will change in the future. In 2015, the United Nations prognosticated that the world population is firmly growing over the years: 2030: 8.5 billion 2050: 9.7 billion 2100: 10.9 billion In contradiction, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation draws a contrasting panorama. It predicts the world population to peak at 9.7 billion in 2064. Following this path, there could be 8.8 billion people in 2100. The main arguments behind this analysis: higher life expectancies, higher educational attainment, contraceptive availability, and lower fertility rates. The top 10 countries today (2017) 1. China - 1.4B 2. India - 1.38B 3. The United State