The country’s size in this map represents the size of the population. Each square dot represents 500,000 people.
All 12,266 squares show where the world’s 7.633 billion people live.
Countries ordered by their population size
If everyone on the world stood this close together they would take up this much space
In the 1960s, global population growth peaked at a 2.1 percent annual rate, but since then it has been on a historic downtrend. Expected that annual population growth could drop all the way to 0.1 percent by the end of the 21st century.
World population growth (1750 – 2100)
The age distribution of the world population by sex (1950 – 2018)