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Demographics show the statistical characteristics of a population, from age and gender to religion and race. The demographics of the world and its countries is a generous source of curious and interesting facts that will make you say “I never thought of that !!!”. Check out the facts below:

- The world population increased from 1 billion in 1804 to an estimated 7 billion in 2012.

- All the people in the european country of Georgia can read and write, while only a quarter of the people of Mali can do this.

- The Northern Hemisphere contains about 90% of the human population.

- If you are born in Andorra, your chances of reaching at least 82 years old are very high. On the other hand, if you are born in Swaziland, your life expectancy will be around 32 years old.

- If Bangladesh had the population density of Australia, there should be only 400,000 people living there. Actually, the Asian country has a population of 164 million.

- Indonesia is the largest Muslim country by population, 88% (or 205 million) of its total 238 million people are of Islamic faith.

- Shenzhen has been the fastest growing city in China for the past 30 years. Since the creation of the Special Economic Zone of Shenzen in 1980, the population of this city increased from 30,000 to 10 million inhabitans.

- Jerusalem is a holy city for three major religions - Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

- About 50% of the population of the United Arab Emirates comes from the Southern Asia countries of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

- More than 90% of the population of the Philippinnes are Christians, thus being one of the largest Christian community in Asia.

- China has over 160 cities that each have more than 1 million inhabitans.

- Lebanon has the most religiously diverse society in the Middle East. This country has 8 state-recognized religious sects.

- Cairo, the capital of Egypt, is the most populated city in Africa.

- 50% of the population of Uganda is less then 15 years old.

- Over 60% of the population of Ethiopia is made up of Christians.

- 60% of the population of Argentina have some degree of Italian descent.

- 40% of the population of California are Non-Hispanic Whites.

- The median age of the population of Brazil is 29.

- Switzerland has four official languages: German, French, Italian and Romansh.

- Australia and Antarctica are the least populated continents. Although these two represent 15% of the Earth’s land area, they host only 0.33% of the human population.

- The population of Antarctica varies from 1000 people (in the winter) to 5000 people (in the summer). They are non-permanent residents that live in the research stations throughout the continent.

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