Estimated world population, 1800 - 1950
Estimated world population by continents, 1800 - 1950
Estimated world population in millions by continents, 1800 - 1950. Source: R. Cameron, Concise Economic History of the World (New York: O.U.P., 1993) p. 193. See below for table format. Graph produced by StarOffice Calc.
Points to note:
- Russia is listed separately because although it is a European power, it also includes much Asian territory.
- The population of Europe is very large for such a small area. Until recently it has been larger than the population of Africa.
- Throughout the time period shown, more than half of the world's population has lived in Asia.
|Source: R. Cameron, Concise Economic History of the World (New York: O.U.P., 1993) p. 193.|
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