Map of the day

Circle centred on 106.6° East, 26.6° North, projected using GMT, created by BCMM – Brilliant Maps

As this circle created by Brilliant Maps shows, more people live inside this circle than outside of it.
While the map looks surprising at first glance, it shouldn’t really once you consider it contains all or most of the world’s most populous countries: China, India, Indonesia (fourth), Pakistan (sixth), Bangladesh (seventh) and Japan (tenth).

And according to the World Population Prospects 2017, a recently updated UN report, the world population will hit a staggering 9.8 billion by 2050. China (with currently 1.4 billion inhabitants) and India (with currently 1.3 billion inhabitants) will remain the two most populous countries, and Nigeria will overtake the United States to become the third-most populous country in the world.[…]

-weforum.org

 


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