World Population Map

26 Feb

I was looking for an image of the world this morning for the kids to plot some things on for school. Whilst looking I came across this image  which is a map of the world’s population. I thought it was really interesting. I’m obviously familiar with where the highest and lowest populated places are in the world, but I’ve never seen it in form of a map image before. H/T Resilience Science. You will need to click the image to view it in a larger size!

World population map

World population map


5 Responses to “World Population Map”

  1. brunettekoala February 26, 2009 at 11:32 #

    oh my! Check out S.Korea and Indonesia…!

  2. cindy February 26, 2009 at 13:41 #

    is there a legend for this map? i can’t see what the different colors represent. i can guess, but i was wondering about the numbers.

  3. lynhallewell February 26, 2009 at 16:11 #

    OK, I done some digging and have found this PDF which has stats on it

    Let me know if the link doesn’t work for you.

  4. Bob Abramms March 3, 2009 at 20:02 #

    Another version of the map is at×52 and there is a lot of support material posted on-line (and free) at (see the second item down the page). There are lots of other links from there including a lot of background on how the map was developed (see

  5. lynhallewell March 4, 2009 at 17:31 #

    Thanks Bob!

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