Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Mapping Every Human Being on Earth

70 million people live in the Yangtze River Delta in China. Another 60 million people live in the Pearl River Delta. China really does have some of the most densely populated regions in the world.

You can now explore where the rest of the world's people live on the World Population Density map. This interactive map uses analysis of satellite imagery and national census data to show the population density of the whole globe. The map also allows you to select individual countries on the map to view statistics on an individual country's population and population density history. If you zoom in on a country you can also view population and population density statistics for individual towns and cities.

The 'Map Guide' section of the World Population Density map provides a great introduction to population density, It includes links which zoom the map to different areas of the world to illustrate concepts about different types of urban conurbations, urban sprawl, desakotas and other interesting examples of population density around the world.

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