Jamaica Population 2016

The population of Jamaica is 2,950,210. This makes Jamaica the fourth largest country in the Caribbean by population (after Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Haiti), the 13th largest country in North America and the 138th largest country in the world. Despite its small population, Jamaica is a formidable competitor at the Olympics. Its sprinters have won 23… Continue reading Jamaica Population 2016

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Largest cities in China 2016

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Our list of the largest cities in China includes the largest city in the world (Shanghai), 10 cities with a population of more than ten million people (see top ten below), and 145 cities with a population more than one million people (see table below).  On this page you will find information about the ten largest cities in China which, together, have a… Continue reading Largest cities in China 2016

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Hong Kong population 2017

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The population of Hong Kong in mid 2016 was estimated by the Hong Kong Census and Statistics Department to be 7,346,700.  Updated data on the 2017 Hong Kong population is expected in February. With a population of 7.35 million people, Hong Kong makes up 0.53% of the total population of China and is the sixteenth largest city in China.… Continue reading Hong Kong population 2017

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Beijing population 2016

At the start of 2016, the population of Beijing was 21,700,000. Beijing is the capital city of China, the second largest city in China (after Shanghai), and the third largest city in the world (after Shanghai and Karachi). Beijing has always been one of the world’s largest cities. From 1425 to 1650, and then again from… Continue reading Beijing population 2016

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Shanghai population 2017

Although official data is not yet available, the population of Shanghai in 2017 is estimated to be just over 24.1 million people. This makes Shanghai the largest city in China, and the largest city proper in the world today. Rapid population growth in Shanghai over recent years has been driven by immigration. The city’s natural… Continue reading Shanghai population 2017

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Chongqing population 2016

Depending on whether you are counting the city proper, or the wider urban area, or the municipal area, the population of Chongqing is either 8.5 million (the city proper), 18.4 million (the wider urban area) or 30.1 million (the municipal area). This confusion has led to some people calling Chongqing the largest city in China,… Continue reading Chongqing population 2016

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Guangzhou population 2017

Our estimate of the Guangzhou population (2017) is 13,476,852. This is based on extrapolating the latest data from the Chinese government which showed that the 2014 population of Guangzhou was 13,080,500. (See below for an explanation of how we reached this estimate). Based on the 2014 population of 13.08 million Guangzhou is the third largest city in… Continue reading Guangzhou population 2017

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What continent is Russia in?

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When a country has borders with Poland in the West and Japan in the East, it gives rise to the question – just what continent is Russia in? Is Russia in Europe or Asia? Or is it in both continents at the same time? The quick and simple answer is that, because the Ural Mountains… Continue reading What continent is Russia in?

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Brazil population 2016

The population of Brazil on 9 June 2016 was 206,003,808 people. Brazil’s population is growing at a rate of 0.8% per year, so it is likely that Brazil’s population will reach 207 million by the beginning of 2017. Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world, the largest country in South America, and the… Continue reading Brazil population 2016

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North Korea population (2017)

The latest UN estimate puts the 2017 population of North Korea at 25,405,000 people. The last official North Korean Government data comes from the 2008 North Korean census which recorded a population of 24,052,231 people. Today, North Korea (formally known as the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea) is the 51st largest country in the… Continue reading North Korea population (2017)

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