World population

In 1801, when the first complete world census was carried out, the world’s population was 1 billion.

The most populous countries were –

China 295 million people
India 131 million
Russia 33 million
France 27 million
Ottoman Empire 21 million
Germany 14 million
Spain 11 million
Britain 10 million
Ireland 5 million

In 1801, the population of the USA numbered only 5 million.

World population landmarks:

2 billion people : 1927

3 billion people : 1960

4 billion people : 1974

5 billion people : 1987

6 billion people : 1999

6.9 billion people : 2010

7 billion people : 2011

As in July 2010, the country population numbers were –

China 1.3 billion
India 1.2 billion
USA 307 million
Russia 141 million
Germany 82 million
France 62 million
Britain 61 million

If QQ was a country, it would be the 4th largest – QQ has more than 800 million users.

If Facebook was a country it would be the 3rd largest country in the world, with more 500 million 1.5 billion active users. (See Facebook stats for today.)

By the way, Google handles more than 3,5 billion searches a day; that’s more than 1 trillion searches per year.

More population facts

Source: World Gazetteer & Google Public Data

08/23/2011. Category: did you know. Tags: .

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