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World population trends

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On 1 July 2011, the world population reached more than 6.9 billion with 5.7 billion (or 82 per cent of the world’s total) living in the less developed regions (table I.1). Out of these, 851 million reside in the 48 least developed countries and account for 12.2 per cent of the world population. More developed countries, whose total population amounts to 1.2 billion inhabitants, account for 17.8 per cent of the world population (table I.2).

Related Subject(s): Economic and Social Development
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