site-img5At the time of writing this note the population count was 7.2 billion and growing at around 91,000/day (about 1.14%/year). China accounts for 19% of world population and India 17.5%. Over just the last 200 years population has expanded from 1 billion to 7 billion. World population is expected to peak at 9.22 billion in 2075.
Most people belong to a religion with 31% claiming to be Christian (50% Catholic, 37% Protestant, 12% Orthodox and 1% other); 23% Muslim (88% Sunnis and 12% Shia); 16% No Religion; and 15% Hindus.
These people are located in about 192 different countries. There are estimated to be 7,105 languages with 906 dying and 1,481 in trouble. Mandarin is the most spoken country in the world.
Holland is regarded, at least through one estimate, to be the best ‘party country’ in the world!