The day when the world population reached five hundred crores was 11th July, 1987. United Nations Organization has decided to celebrate that day as world population day. The objective of celebrating the world population day was to increase awareness in people about population control. According to United States Census bureau, world population has crossed 693 crores. Given below or few facts about world population. * Population growth in the last fifty years is more than the growth in the previous twenty lakh years. During 1900 to 2000, population growth rate has been recorded as 400 percent.
* There is estimation that in the year 2050, world population will be between 705 crores to 1000 crores. * In the total world population, 60 percent population is present in Asia alone. ( The population percentage in China and India is 37%). In the following place is Africa with 15% population, Europe with 11%; Caribbean region with 9%; North America with 5% and Oceania with 0. 5% population. * According to CIA world fact book 2009, nearly 2. 0 lakh people are being born every day in the world. * Death rate is 1. 84 per second while birth rate is 4. 3 per second. Population growth rate is 2. 46 per second. * Presently the world population growth rate being recorded is 1. 2% per year. In another 58 years, world population will be doubled. * China is in the first place with 134. 4 crore population. In the second place is India with 121 crore population.
* The country with least population is Vatican City with the population of 800. According to CIA world fact book surveys, 27% of the world population are below 15 years of age. * The population in India is 121 crores and male population is 62. 37 while female population is 58. 65 crores. The ratio of male and female is 1000:940. * Indian population was 35 crores in 1947. In 2001, it has reached 102 crores. * Indian population is equal to the total population of America, Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Japan together. * In the last decade Indian population has increased by 18 crores. 72. percent of Indian population are living in villages. * Uttar Pradesh is the state in India while has highest population (19. 9 crores). Andhra Pradesh is in fifth place with 8. 46 crore population and Lakshadweep is in the last place with 64,459 population.
* North East district in Delhi has the highest population density (37,346 per square kilometre). * Debang valley in Arunachal Pradesh has the least population density where only one person is living per square kilometre. * Boys and girls ratio in India is 1000:914. Experts estimate that India will become the highest populated country in the world by the year 2050. Population growth rate in India is 1. 4 percent while China has the population growth rate 0. 6 percent only. * In the last fifty years, world population has doubled. Presently every year world population growing by 8. 3 crores. * In the world population, Indian population share is 17. 5%. That means in every six people in the world, one person is Indian. * In India for every minute 51 babies are born.