Currently there are 6 main continents, they are: America,
Europe, Africa, Oceania and Antarctica.
Some characteristics about each of them:
1-Asia: It is the largest of the continents, and it is
also the one with the largest population on the planet. Its
area is 45 million km2, its current population is 4.5
2-Antarctica: It is also called "South Pole", it is the
fourth largest continent in the world, with approximately 14
3-America: The second largest continent in the world,
with a total area of 42 km2, is divided into three parts:
Central America, North America and South America, its
population is estimated at 1 billion inhabitants.
4-Africa: Its territorial extension is over 30 million
km2 and the population is estimated at 1.2 billion
inhabitants. It is also the continent with the largest
number of countries.
5-Europe: It is one of the smallest continents in the
world, and it is also the most important politically. Its
territorial extension is over 10 km2 and its population is
approximately 800 million inhabitants. Check more
information about European population size on Countryaah.
6-Oceania: Its territorial extension is 8 million km2, of
its 14 countries the mayia is formed by archipelagos, its
total population is 40 million people.
MOST POPULOUS COUNTRIES
Get to know the ranking of the five most populous
The population of our planet is not evenly distributed
throughout the world, with those countries having a large
number of people and those where the number of inhabitants
is much smaller. Thus, there are those that are considered
the most populous countries in the world, with unimaginable
numbers of inhabitants.
Recent data show that the world has more than seven
billion inhabitants. But do you know which countries are the
most populated? Check below the ranking with the five
largest populations of the world:
1st place - China
In 2010, China's population was 1 billion and 300 million
people, making it, then, the first among the most populous
countries in the world. This number is more than double what
the country registered 50 years ago. But thanks to the
intense birth controls implemented in the country, the
number of people tends to be lower in the future. The UN
(United Nations) estimates that in 2050, the Chinese
population will be 1 billion and 200 million people.
2nd place - India
The population of India also reached, in 2010, a total of
1 billion and 200 million inhabitants, taking second place
among the most populous countries. However, the Indian
population is experiencing a great growth, so that in the
future it should assume the leadership among the largest
populations in the world.
3rd place - United States
Americans total 310 million people, making the United
States the third largest population in the world. However,
that number is less than half of the runner-up. In that
country, the birth rate is not very high, so demographic
growth will not be very large in the coming years.
4th place - Indonesia
With more than 240 million people, Indonesia has
significantly increased its population growth, having
recently surpassed Brazil (although this country is much
smaller than ours). However, according to the UN, in 2050,
Indonesia will fall to fifth place among the most populous
countries, as it should be overtaken by Nigeria (currently
5th Place - Brazil
Recent data state that the Brazilian population is 190
million inhabitants. Despite having grown more than ten
times over the 20th century, the trend is that this growth
will stop happening by the year 2042. According to the UN,
in 2050, we will occupy only the seventh place among the
largest populations in the world, because we will be
overtaken by Nigeria and Pakistan.