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What countries border World?

World Facts

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Currency No universal currency
Total Area 196,938,799 Square Miles
510,072,000 Square Kilometers
GDP - real growth rate 3%
GDP - per capita (PPP) $15,800.00 (USD)

World Demographics

What is the population of World?

Language - note note 1: percents are for "first language" speakers only; the six UN languages - Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, Russian, and Spanish (Castilian) - are the mother tongue or second language of about half of the world's population, and are the official languages in more than half the states in the world; some 150 to 200 languages have more than a million speakers

note 2: all told, there are an estimated 7,100 languages spoken in the world; approximately 80% of these languages are spoken by less than 100,000 people; about 50 languages are spoken by only 1 person; communities that are isolated from each other in mountainous regions often develop multiple languages; Papua New Guinea, for example, boasts about 836 separate languages

note 3: approximately 2,300 languages are spoken in Asia, 2,150, in Africa, 1,311 in the Pacific, 1,060 in the Americas, and 280 in Europe
Languages Mandarin Chinese 12.44%, Spanish 4.85%, English 4.83%, Arabic 3.25%, Hindi 2.68%, Bengali 2.66%, Portuguese 2.62%, Russian 2.12%, Japanese 1.8%, Standard German 1.33%, Javanese 1.25% (2009 est.)
Population 7,684,292,383
Population - note top ten most populous countries (in millions): China 1373.54; India 1266.88; United States 324.00; Indonesia 258.32; Brazil 205.82; Pakistan 202.00; Nigeria 186.05; Bangladesh 156.19; Russia 142.36; Japan 126.70

ten least populous countries: Holy See (Vatican City) 1,000; Nauru 9,591; Tuvalu 10,959; Palau 21,347; Monaco 30,581; San Marino 33,285; Liechtenstein 37,937; Saint Kitts and Nevis 52,329; Marshall Islands 73,376; Dominica 73,757

ten most densely populated countries (population per sq km): Monaco 15,291; Singapore 8,416; Holy See (Vatican City) 2,273; Bahrain 1,814; Maldives 1,319; Malta 1,314; Bangladesh 1,200; Barbados 678; Mauritius 664; Lebanon 610

ten least densely populated countries (population per sq km): Mongolia 1.95; Namibia 2.96; Australia 2.99; Iceland 3.35; Mauritania 3.57; Libya 3.72; Guyana 3.74; Suriname 3.76; Canada 3.89; Botswana 3.90
Population Growth Rate 1.1%
Urban Population 50.5%

World Government

What type of government does World have?

  • Executive Branch: chief of state: there are 27 countries with royal families in the world, most are in Asia (13) and Europe... More

World Geography

What environmental issues does World have?

  • Overview: The surface of the earth is approximately 70.9% water and 29.1% land. The former portion is divided into large water... More
  • Climate: a wide equatorial band of hot and humid tropical climates - bordered north and south by subtropical temperate zones -... More
  • Environment - Current Issues: large areas subject to overpopulation, industrial disasters, pollution (air, water, acid rain, toxic substances), loss of vegetation (overgrazing, deforestation, desertification),... More
  • Terrain: the greatest ocean depth is the Mariana Trench at 10,924 m in the Pacific Ocean More

World Economy

How big is the World economy?

  • Economic Overview: The international financial crisis of 2008-09 led to the first downturn in global output since 1946 and presented the world... More
  • Industries: dominated by the onrush of technology, especially in computers, robotics, telecommunications, and medicines and medical equipment; most of these advances... More
  • Currency Name and Code: No universal currency More

World News & Current Events

What current events are happening in World?
Source: Google News

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World Travel Information

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Languages

Mandarin Chinese 12.44%, Spanish 4.85%, English 4.83%, Arabic 3.25%, Hindi 2.68%, Bengali 2.66%, Portuguese 2.62%, Russian 2.12%, Japanese 1.8%, Standard German 1.33%, Javanese 1.25% (2009 est.)

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