Thursday, May 17, 2007

Population

What are the ten largest countries and cities in the world? Here they are! This is according to the The New York Times Almanac, a book full of interesting and useful facts about the world you live in.

Ten Largest Urban Areas by 2005 Population (in millions):

1. Tokyo, Japan
34.5 million
2. Mexico City, Mexico
18.1 million
3. New York/Newark, US
17.8 million
4. Sao Paolo, Brazil
17.1 million
5. Mumbai (Bombay), India
16.1 million
6. Calcutta, India
13.1 million
7. Shanghai, China
12.9 million
8. Buenos Aires, Argentina
12.6 million
9. Delhi, India
12.4 million
10. Los Angeles, US
11.8 million

Wow, I live in Moorestown, New Jersey, USA
Population: 13,860
We're only a few miles from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, though.
Population: 1,517,550

Ten Largest Nations of the World (by 2005 population):

1. China 1,316,000,000
2. India 1,103,000,000
3. United States 298,000,000
4. Indonesia 223,000,000
5. Brazil 186,000,000
6. Pakistan 158,000,000
7. Russia 143,000,000
8. Bangladesh 142,000,000
9. Nigeria 132,000,000
10. Japan 128,000,000

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