RegionPopulationLand area
(km2)
People
per km2
Area each
(m2)
World6 440 000 000148 000 0004323 100
Asia3 670 000 00044 500 0008212 100
Africa778 000 00030 000 0002638 600
Europe732 000 0009 930 0007413 500
North America483 000 00024 200 0002050 200
Latin America342 000 00017 800 0001952 100
Oceania31 000 0007 680 0004247 000
Antarctica4 00013 200 000  
Figure J.2. Populations and areas of countries and regions of the world. Both scales are logarithmic. Sloping lines are lines of constant population density. This figure shows detail from figure J.1 (p338). These data are provided in tabular form on p341.
Table J.3. Population densities of the continents. These data are displayed graphically in figures J.1 and J.2. Data are from 2005.