Distribution of Population
Human Resource of Class 8
- The way in which people are spread across the earth surface is known as the pattern of population distribution. More than 90 per cent of the world's population lives in about 10 percent of the land sarface. The distribution of population in the world is extremely uneven
- Some areas are very crowded and some are sparely populated. The crowded areas are south and south east Asia. Europe and north eastern North America. Very few people live in high latitudinal areas, tropical deserts, high mountains and areas of equatorial forests. Many more people live north of the Equator than south of the Equator. Almost three-quarters of the world's people live in two cntinents Asia and Africa.
- Sixty per cent of the world’s people stay in just 10 countries (Japan, Nigeria, Russia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Brazil, Indonesia, USA, India and China). All of them have more than a 100 million people.
Density of Population
Population density is the number of people living in a unit area of the earth's surface. It is normally expressed as per square km. The average density of population in the whole world is 45 persons per square km.