World Population 2020: 7.77 billion

Based on Statistics at www.worldometers.info

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Past Historical Data: Click here for some estimates on the native population in America prior to Columbus in 1492. Since the 1960's it has been popular to state that the population was 100 million + with the Aztec empire in Mexico about 25 million, and that 95% of these people were wiped out by diseases and war. We have zero written records of the time supporting this statement, and based on early writings and ongoing census taking, the total indigenous population in America may have been about 8 million or so if not less.

Similarly, the population in Australia prior to Captain Cook in 1770 has been recently stated as being about one million, though based on early writings and ongoing census taking, the number may well have been one third of this figure or less.

Click here for the estimated world population in 1800, just 1 billion.

Contrast this too with the population in 1930, just over 2 billion, when only a handful of countries, eighteen to be exact, had a population of 20 million or more, based on statistics at www.populstat.info.

Past 120 years: About 12 billion people have been born since 1900, a phenomenal increase on previous centuries.

1900‑1959Births 4.4 billion (Average 35 per 1000 or 74 million each year)
 Deaths 3.1 billion (Average 25 per 1000 or 52 million each year)
Nett growth 1.7 billion in 1900 to 3 billion in 1959

1959‑2019Births 7.5 billion (Average 25 per 1000 or 125 million each year)
 Deaths 2.8 billion (Average 9.5 per 1000 or 47 million each year)
Nett growth 3 billion to 7.7 billion in 2019.
Averages per 1000 are based on a midpoint of 2.3 billion in 1900-1959 and 5 billion in 1959-2019.

In 2016, the average birth rate was 18.5 per 1000 (i.e. 138 million for the year, that's 380,000 daily or about 4 to 5 babies per second) and the death rate was 7.8 per 1000 (i.e. 58 million per year, that's 160,000 daily) leading to a net yearly increase of about 80 million.

In Australia the average birthrate is 12 per 1000 (i.e. 300,000 for the year, that's 820 daily), and the death rate is 6.4 per 1000 (i.e. 160,000 for the year, that's 440 daily) leading to a net natural yearly increase of about 140,000. Net migrant intake on top of this is about 160,000.

Average Life Span (Life Expectancy at birth) as shown below is based on statistics at Nation Master in 2011 plus updated figures from the UN in 2015. It showed a weighted average of three score and ten (or 70.37 years to be exact) for all the population.

Click here to view 2020 statistics resorted by size showing 70.

Click here to view these same statistics in a spreadsheet .csv file.

Click here for an estimate of the total number of individuals who have passed on to eternity since Adam, perhaps 17½ billion.

CountriesCensus DataAverage Life Span
 ChristianMuslimOther 
AFRICA 1.32 billion
1. Nigeria 203 million48%50% 52 years
2. Ethiopia (prior to about 1945, known to outsiders as Abyssinia) 113 million65%34% 63 years
3. Egypt 101 million10%90%  70 years
4. Democratic Republic of the Congo (Formerly Zaire / Belgian Congo) 88 million80%10% 58 years
5. Tanzania 59 million35%30% 64 years
6. South Africa 56 million80%2% 57 years
7. Kenya 53 million85%7% 60 years
8. Uganda 45 million84%12% 57 years
9. Sudan 43 million1½%97% 63 years
10. Algeria 43 million2%90% 74 years
11. Morocco 37 million1%99% 73 years
12. Angola 32 million90%1% 51 years
13. Mozambique 31 million41%23% 54 years
14. Ghana 31 million69%16% 61 years
15. Madagascar 27 million41%1% 64 years
16. Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) 26 million33%37% 51 years
17. Cameroon 26 million40%18% 54 years
18. Niger 24 million5%95% 60 years
19. Burkina Faso 21 million23%59% 58 years
20. Mali 20 million5%92% 57 years
21. Malawi 19 million80%13% 61 years
22. Zambia 18 million98%½% 58 years
23. Somalia 16 million0.01%99% 54 years
24. Senegal 16 million7%93% 65 years
25. Chad 16 million34%56% 51 years
26. Zimbabwe 15 million85%1% 54 years
27. Rwanda 13 million94%2% 63 years
28. Guinea 13 million10%84% 58 years
29. Tunisia 12 million0.2%99% 74 years
30. Burundi 12 million67%2% 56 years
31. Benin 12 million43%24% 59 years
32. South Sudan 11 million60%6% 55 years
33. Togo 8 million29%12% 59 years
34. Sierra Leone 8 million30%60% 50 years
35. Libya 7 million2%97% 71 years
36. Republic of the Congo 5 million91%  61 years
37. Liberia 5 million40%12% 60 years
38. Mauritania 5 million0.1%99% 62 years
39. Central African Republic 5 million50%9% 49 years
40. Eritrea 3 million51%37% 63 years
41. Lesotho 2 million90%  49 years
42. Namibia 2 million90%½% 64 years
43. Botswana 2 million72%½% 64 years
44. Gambia 2 million9%91% 59 years
45. Guinea-Bissau 2 million10%42% 54 years
46. Gabon 2 million72%10% 63 years
47. Mauritius 1 million32%17%Hinduism 48-50%74 years
48. Eswatini (Swaziland) 1 million83%0.2% 49 years
49. Equatorial Guinea 1 million99%  57 years
50. Djibouti 1 million6%94% 61 years
51. Reunion Island (Region under France) 890 thousand80%2%Hinduism 10%79 years
52. Comoros 850 thousand2%98% 62 years
53. Western Sahara (technically administered by Morocco, previously Spanish Sahara until 1975) 580 thousand0.04%99½% 67 years
54. Cape Verde 550 thousand95%  73 years
55. Mayotte (Region under France) 270 thousand   79 years
56. Sao Tome and Principe 220 thousand   66 years
57. Seychelles 100 thousand95%1% 73 years
58. Saint Helena 6 thousand   78 years

 

CountriesCensus DataAverage Life Span
 ChristianMuslimOther 
NORTH and CENTRAL AMERICA 589 million
1. U.S.A. 330 million78%1%Judaism 1%
Buddhism 1%
78 years
2. Mexico 128 million95%  76 years
3. Canada 38 million77%2%Buddhism 1%
Hinduism 1%
81 years
4. Guatemala 18 million98%  71 years
5. Cuba 11 million85%  79 years
6. Dominican Republic 11 million95%  73 years
7. Haiti 11 million84%  62 years
8. Honduras 10 million83%  72 years
9. Nicaragua 7 million90%  74 years
10. El Salvador 6 million82%  72 years
11. Costa Rica 5 million84%  79 years
12. Panama 4 million92%1% 77 years
13. Puerto Rico (US Territory) 3 million97%  79 years
14. Jamaica 3 million65%  75 years
15. Trinidad and Tobago 1 million58%6%Hinduism 22%70 years
16. Guadeloupe (Region under France) 400 thousand80%  80 years
17. Bahamas 400 thousand96%  75 years
18. Belize 400 thousand77%  69 years
19. Martinique (Region under France) 380 thousand90% Hinduism 5%81 years
20. Barbados 290 thousand95%  75 years
21. Saint Lucia 180 thousand   74 years
22. Curacao ("Kew-ra-sow") (Dutch autonomous region) 160 thousand   77 years
23. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 110 thousand   72 years
24. Aruba (Dutch autonomous region) 110 thousand90%  75 years
25. Grenada 110 thousand97%  73 years
26. Virgin Islands U.S. (US Territory) 100 thousand   80 years
27. Antigua and Barbuda 100 thousand74%  75 years
28. Dominica 70 thousand89%  76 years
29. Cayman Islands (UK Territory) 65 thousand74%  81 years
30. Bermuda (UK Territory) 60 thousand67%  81 years
31. Saint Kitts and Nevis 50 thousand   75 years
32. Saint Martin (French Territory) 40 thousand   79 years
33. Turks and Caicos Islands (UK Territory) 40 thousand   79 years
34. Virgin Islands British (UK Territory) 30 thousand96%  78 years
35. Caribbean Netherlands (Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, and Saba Islands - Special Dutch municipalities) 25 thousand   76 years
36. Anguilla (UK Territory) 15 thousand90%  81 years
37. Saint Barthelemy (French Territory) 10 thousand   81 years
38. Saint Pierre and Miquelon (French Territory) 6 thousand   80 years
39. Montserrat (UK Territory) 5 thousand   73 years

 

CountriesCensus DataAverage Life Span
 ChristianMuslimOther 
SOUTH AMERICA 428 million
1. Brazil 212 million90%  74 years
2. Colombia 51 million98%  73 years
3. Argentina 45 million93%2% 76 years
4. Peru 33 million94%  74 years
5. Venezuela 28 million98%  74 years
6. Chile 19 million87%  81 years
7. Ecuador 17 million99%  75 years
8. Bolivia 12 million97%  67 years
9. Paraguay 7 million97%  72 years
10. Uruguay 3 million58%  77 years
11. Guyana 780 thousand57%7%Hinduism 28-33%66 years
12. Suriname 580 thousand48%16%Hinduism 20-27%71 years
13. French Guiana (Region under France) 290 thousand84%  79 years
14. Falkland Islands (UK Territory) 3 thousand   80 years

 

CountriesCensus DataAverage Life Span
 ChristianMuslimOther 
ASIA and MIDDLE EAST 4.614 billion
1. China 1.436 billion5%2%Buddhism 8%-80%75 years
2. India 1.372 billion2%13%Hinduism 80%67 years
3. Indonesia 272 million
Java 145million Sumatra 50million Sulawesi 20million Kalimantan 15million 900 other islands 40million
9%86%Hinduism 3%
Buddhism 2%
68 years
4. Pakistan 218 million2%96% 65 years
5. Bangladesh 164 million 90%Hinduism 10%71 years
6. Japan 127 million2% Buddhism 45-71%83 years
7. Philippines 109 million91%5%Hinduism 2%
Buddhism 2%
68 years
8. Vietnam 97 million8% Buddhism 16-85%75 years
9. Turkey 84 million 98% 74 years
10. Iran (previously known as Persia) 83 million½%99% 75 years
11. Thailand 70 million½%4½%Buddhism 95%74 years
12. Myanmar (previously known as Burma) 54 million4%4%Buddhism 90%65 years
13. South Korea 51 million29% Buddhism 23%81 years
14. Iraq 40 million3%97% 69 years
15. Afghanistan 38 million0.02%99.7%Buddhism 0.2%59 years
16. Saudi Arabia 34 million5%95% 74 years
17. Uzbekistan 33 million5%95% 68 years
18. Malaysia 32 million9%60%Buddhism 22%
Hinduism 6%
74 years
19. Yemen 29 million 99% 63 years
20. Nepal 29 million1%4%Hinduism 81%
Buddhism 11%
69 years
21. North Korea 26 million2% Buddhism 65%70 years
22. Taiwan 24 million
(Claimed by China, but has a rival administration that claims all of China as its territory)
  Buddhism 35-93%79 years
23. Sri Lanka 21 million7%8%Buddhism 70%
Hinduism 7-15%
74 years
24. Kazakhstan 19 million45%55% 69 years
25. Syria 17 million10%90% 69 years
26. Cambodia 17 million2%1½%Buddhism 95%67 years
27. Azerbaijan 10 million5%95% 70 years
28. United Arab Emirates 10 million9%76%Hinduism 10%
Buddhism 5%
76 years
29. Jordan 10 million6%94% 73 years
30. Tajikistan 9 million1%84% 69 years
31. Israel 8 million2%16%Judaism 76%82 years
32. Lebanon 7 million40%59% 78 years
33. Hong Kong 7 million10% Buddhism 10-90%82 years
34. Laos 7 million1% Buddhism 67%65 years
35. Kyrgyzstan 6 million17%83% 70 years
36. Turkmenistan 6 million9%91% 65 years
37. Singapore 6 million15%15%Buddhism 42-61%
Hinduism 4%
82 years
38. Oman 5 million6%86%Hinduism 5%76 years
39. Georgia 4 million89%10% 74 years
40. Kuwait 4 million14%70%Hinduism 12%
Buddhism 4%
74 years
41. Mongolia 3 million2%5%Buddhism 50-93%68 years
42. Armenia 3 million99%  74 years
43. Qatar 3 million14%68%Hinduism 14%
Buddhism 3%
77 years
44. West Bank (technically in State of Palestine) 3 million2%82%Judaism 15%72 years
45. Gaza Strip (technically in State of Palestine) 2 million 99% 72 years
46. Bahrain 2 million9%81%Hinduism 6%76 years
47. Timor-Leste 1 million
Nation occupies mountainous eastern half of island. Official languages are Portuguese and Tetum, with numerous tribal languages outside Dili, the capital.
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97%3% 67 years
48. Bhutan 770 thousand1%1%Buddhism 66-75%
Hinduism 2-25%
68 years
49. Macau (Special Administrative Region of China) 640 thousand  Buddhism 17-85%80 years
50. Maldives 530 thousand 98%Buddhism ½%76 years
51. Brunei 430 thousand11%67%Buddhism 9%78 years

 

CountriesCensus DataAverage Life Span
 ChristianMuslimOther 
EUROPE and RUSSIA 748 million
1. Russia 146 million70%12%Buddhism 1%69 years
2. Germany 84 million83%4%Buddhism 1%80 years
3. United Kingdom 68 million48%5%Hinduism 1%80 years
4. France 65 million84%10%Buddhism 1%81 years
5. Italy 61 million91%  83 years
6. Spain 47 million77%1% 82 years
7. Ukraine 44 million92%1% 70 years
8. Poland 38 million96%  77 years
9. Romania 19 million98%  74 years
10. Netherlands 17 million43%6% 81 years
11. Belgium 12 million48%3% 80 years
12. Czech Republic 11 million29% Buddhism ½%78 years
13. Greece 10 million98%2% 80 years
14. Portugal 10 million87%  80 years
15. Hungary 10 million74%  75 years
16. Sweden 10 million76%2% 82 years
17. Belarus 9 million80%  71 years
18. Austria 9 million66%4% 81 years
19. Switzerland 8 million79%4% 82 years
20. Serbia 7 million91%3% 74 years
21. Bulgaria 7 million84%12% 74 years
22. Denmark 6 million82%2% 80 years
23. Finland 6 million81%  80 years
24. Slovakia 5 million71%  76 years
25. Norway 5 million86%1%Buddhism ½%81 years
26. Ireland 5 million92%½% 80 years
27. Croatia 4 million93%  77 years
28. Moldova 4 million98%½% 71 years
29. Bosnia and Herzegovina 3 million51%40% 76 years
30. Albania 3 million35%65% 77 years
31. Lithuania 3 million85%  73 years
32. Latvia 2 million57%  74 years
33. North Macedonia 2 million65%33% 75 years
34. Slovenia 2 million58%2% 80 years
35. Kosovo (technically an autonomous region inside Serbia) 2 million4%95% 70 years
36. Estonia 1 million28% Buddhism ½%76 years
37. Cyprus 1 million77%22%Buddhism 1%80 years
38. Montenegro 630 thousand78%18% 76 years
39. Luxembourg 600 thousand87%3% 81 years
40. Malta 440 thousand98%  80 years
41. Iceland 340 thousand89%  82 years
42. Jersey (part of British Channel Islands, UK Crown Dependency) 100 thousand   80 years
43. Isle of Man (UK Crown Dependency) 85 thousand   81 years
44. Andorra (landlocked in the Pyrenees Mountains between France and Spain) 80 thousand90%  82 years
45. Guernsey (part of British Channel Islands, UK Crown Dependency) 70 thousand   80 years
46. Greenland 55 thousand
(technically part of Denmark since 1814, self-rule since 2009. Island mass is mostly inside the Arctic Circle)
97%  71 years
47. Faroe Islands (Denmark self-governing territory) 50 thousand94%  80 years
48. Liechtenstein 40 thousand88%  80 years
49. Monaco 40 thousand88%  90 years
50. San Marino 35 thousand97%  83 years
51. Gibraltar (UK Territory) 35 thousand   79 years
52. Holy See 1 thousand
(Vatican City in Rome, a sovereign observer state)
100%  82 years

 

CountriesCensus DataAverage Life Span
 ChristianMuslimOther 
OCEANIA 42 million
1. Australia 25 million52%2%Buddhism 2%83 years
2. Papua New Guinea 9 million96%  62 years
3. New Zealand 5 million55%1%Buddhism 1%81 years
4. Fiji 900 thousand58%6%Hinduism 30-33%69 years
5. Solomon Islands 670 thousand   67 years
6. Vanuatu 300 thousand   71 years
7. French Polynesia (includes Tahiti) (French Territory) 280 thousand  Buddhism 7%76 years
8. New Caledonia (French Territory) 280 thousand 3%Buddhism 3%76 years
9. Samoa 200 thousand   73 years
10. Guam (US Territory) 170 thousand   78 years
11. Kiribati 120 thousand   65 years
12. Micronesia Federated States 110 thousand 95%  69 years
13. Tonga 100 thousand81%  72 years
14. Northern Mariana Islands (US Territory) 60 thousand   77 years
15. Marshall Islands 60 thousand   72 years
16. American Samoa (US Territory) 55 thousand98%  74 years
17. Palau 20 thousand78%  72 years
18. Cook Islands 20 thousand
(a sovereign state, with New Zealand bearing U.N. responsibility)
   75 years
19. Wallis and Futuna (French Territory) 10 thousand   79 years
20. Nauru 10 thousand   65 years
21. Tuvalu 10 thousand   65 years
22. Niue 2 thousand
(a sovereign state, with New Zealand bearing U.N. responsibility)
   75 years
23. Tokelau (New Zealand territory) 1 thousand   81 years

Sharia Law contrasted with Faith in Christ Jesus, the Son of God

 

Sharia (in the Arab world) is a word that is fairly close in meaning to Torah (in the Hebrew scriptures) from YaraPathway (to pasture) — normally translated as Law — that which points out the pathway to ongoing sustenance (from God).

 

Christianity, a heart-based relationship with Christ, God's Son

See Paul's words in 1 Corinthians 9:19-23

For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant to all, that I might gain the more. And to the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews, to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law; to them that are without law, as without law - being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ (the Anointed one) that I might gain them that are without law. To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.

Muslim belief on this matter

Note the words in the Koran, declaring that yes, Jesus was born of a virgin, Mary, but in the Koran it is blasphemy to declare him to be the Son of God, interceding and atoning for man's sins through his shed blood.

See the applicable extract below, from Maryam - Sura (chapter) 19: verses 29-40

So she pointed to him. They said, "How can we speak to one who is in the cradle a child?" [Jesus] said, "Indeed, I am the servant of Allah . He has given me the Scripture and made me a prophet. And He has made me blessed wherever I am and has enjoined upon me prayer and zakah (i.e. contribution-payment) as long as I remain alive. And [made me] dutiful to my mother, and He has not made me a wretched tyrant. And peace is on me the day I was born and the day I will die and the day I am raised alive." That is Jesus, the son of Mary - the word of truth about which they are in dispute. It is not [befitting] for Allah to take a son; exalted is He! When He decrees an affair, He only says to it, "Be," and it is. [Jesus said], "And indeed, Allah is my Lord and your Lord, so worship Him. That is a straight path." Then the factions differed [concerning Jesus] from among them, so woe to those who disbelieved - from the scene of a tremendous Day. How [clearly] they will hear and see the Day they come to Us, but the wrongdoers today are in clear error. And warn them, [O Muhammad], of the Day of Regret, when the matter will be concluded; and [yet], they are in [a state of] heedlessness, and they do not believe. Indeed, it is We who will inherit the earth and whoever is on it, and to Us they will be returned. And mention in the Book [the story of] Abraham. Indeed, he was a man of truth …

Now, back to Sharia, being under the Law

What countries use Sharia Law?

http://wiki.answers.com

Countries using strict forms of Sharia Law include:

Death for Blasphemy:

1. Afghanistan
2. Bahrain
3. Iran
4. Mauritania
5. Oman
6. Pakistan
7. Yemen
8. Saudi Arabia
9. Gaza

Imprisonment for Blasphemy:

1. Algeria
2. Bangladesh
3. Egypt
4. Iraq
5. Kuwait
6. Libya
7. Malaysia
8. Maldives
9. Morocco
10. Somalia
11. Tunisia
12. United Arab Emirates

Nations that include some level of Sharia (lenient sentences for honour killings, ban on new churches, floggings, etc):

1. Indonesia (Flogging, Caning; Sharia applied strictly in Aceh province)
2. Turkey (Restrictions on alcohol)
3. Brunei (Caning, Alcohol is illegal)
4. Jordan (2 years or less for honour killings)
5. Eritrea (Girls as young as 8 can be married, spousal rape is not recognized)
6. Syria (1 year or less for honour killings)
7. Djibouti (Sharia law regarding divorce)
8. Chechnya (Modest dress enforced, Alcohol and gambling suppressed by local authorities)
9. Niger (girls can be married off before they reach puberty)
10. Nigeria (Sharia is enforced in the northern states)
11. Kenya (Ad Hoc Sharia enforced in the east near the border with Somalia)
12. Gambia (Sharia courts decide all family matters, including for non-Muslims)
13. Qatar (public consumption is illegal during Ramadan, Alcohol heavily restricted, blood money acceptable punishment for murder, "kafala" law which is also shared by all Gulf states but Bahrain is technically slavery)
14. Uganda (Kadhi Courts overseeing family and civil matters)

Most "Western" nations also have parallel Sharia legal systems (for example in Canada polygamy is widely practiced and authorities look the other way, Imams refusing to condemn or work to stop it). Sharia finance is also practiced in many nations around the world. Many other Islamic nations that do not apply Sharia (such as Azerbaijan, Albania, Bosnia, Uzbekistan, and Tajikstan) have large portions of their population who do want it applied or who actively seek to abide by it extra-legally.

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