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7 billion people in the world, 400 million in our corner

  • Published at 06:28 pm July 8th, 2017
7 billion people in the world, 400 million in our corner
Did you know that a vast chunk of the global population resides in a very small area centring Bangladesh? Our country, along with the Indian states of West Bengal, Bihar and Jharkhand occupy 415,000 square kilometres. The size is smaller than the US state of California. But the population of the region is a stunning 393,339,000, 5% of the world’s population. In comparison, 108 regions in 65 countries – including the expansive Canada, Russia, Australia, Brazil, United States, China, Scandinavian countries, the Middle East, parts of Africa, Europe and Asia – have the same population. [caption id="attachment_73444" align="aligncenter" width="800"]Hourly growth of population in cities around the world Visual Capitalist Hourly growth of population in cities around the world Visual Capitalist[/caption] Another infographic presents Dhaka among the fastest-growing cities in the world in terms of population. With an hourly growth of 74 people, Dhaka is just behind Lagos and Delhi. The population density in our part of the world has always been a fact. The jarring contrast of population density and country size is presented in the visual format by Max Galka, a data visualisation expert.