May 31, 2002
World Population Distribution 2000

I'm tired of maps of world population that lazily represent a country's population as evenly distributed throughout its territory. Who in India lives in the Thar Desert? How many people in Egypt live outside the Nile Valley? The map below--with each dot representing ten million people--is an attempt to show the real human population distribution in 2000.

The first thing that jumps out at you just how much humanity today is still concentrated in the old river-valley Eurasian agriculural heartlands: the Ganges-Indus and the China Coast-Yangtze-Yellow River regions, plus secondary population concentrations in Honshu, Java, along the Nile, and the Rhine-Thames (plus the mouths of the Niger, the Hudson, and the southern coast of Brazil.

Perhaps the most curious thing from the long-term structure of human population history is the Middle East. The quadrilateral from Greece to Ebypt to Iran to the Caucasus held perhaps half the human race 7000 years ago. The other earliest civilizations--India and China--have maintained their relative demographic weight. What happened to the Middle East?

Posted by DeLong at May 31, 2002 02:10 PM

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I doing a class project,and i need 30 graph,any kind! can you help me

Posted by: courtney on August 24, 2002 08:56 AM

Iam doing a class project,and i need 30 graph,any kind!


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Posted by: Anantha Padmanabhan.S on September 11, 2002 11:20 AM

I am doing a school project and I need info on the population distribution in Niger. Please e-mail soon. thanks, Amy

Posted by: Amy on October 1, 2002 07:48 PM

I am diong a class project pertaining to African American (aged 40-45) women and heart disease, and I need a population breakdown. #'s internationally, within the US, in the midwest region, within TN, within Nashville. Any info would greatly be appreciated.
Thanks,
Joe K.

Posted by: Joe Kalush on November 18, 2002 04:11 AM

I am diong a class project pertaining to African American (aged 40-45) women and heart disease, and I need a population breakdown. #'s internationally, within the US, in the midwest region, within TN, within Nashville. Any info would greatly be appreciated.
Thanks,
Joe K.

Posted by: Joe Kalush on November 18, 2002 04:11 AM

I need a map of population distribution in Atlantic Canada. Do you think you could help me?

Posted by: Ashley on December 12, 2002 11:44 AM

Im doing an essay on famine and I need statsitcs on how many people live in each country total, and the worlds total population. I;ve been looking for three hors (class room times)and have gotten no where. If you can help it would be great. Thank you for everything!

-Samantha

Posted by: Samantha Zeman on May 16, 2003 12:03 PM

Im doing an essay on famine and I need statsitcs on how many people live in each country total, and the worlds total population. I;ve been looking for three hors (class room times)and have gotten no where. If you can help it would be great. Thank you for everything!

-Samantha

Posted by: Samantha Zeman on May 16, 2003 12:05 PM

Im doing an essay on famine and I need statsitcs on how many people live in each country total, and the worlds total population. I;ve been looking for three hors (class room times)and have gotten no where. If you can help it would be great. Thank you for everything!

-Samantha

Posted by: Samantha Zeman on May 16, 2003 12:08 PM
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