United Nation released data as per its population survey that will blow your mind. New Delhi alone has the population of approximately 2.5 crore that may reach to 3.5 crore by 2030. There are entire countries that are less populationed as compared to New Delhi!
Australia occupies 52nd place on the chart of most populated countries in the world. Around 89 percent of people are living in cities as the major population of the country is concentrated in urban areas.
- In comparison to the total land area, it has only three people per square kilometer.
- Population density of the country is 2.91/ square km.
- Its combined population is 2.3 crore, much less than New Delhi.
- Most populated region – Australian Capital Territory.
- Least populated region – Northern territory.
- Namibia and Mongoliahas less population than Australia. Hence, Australia is 3rd least densely populated country.
2. Sri Lanka
Among the leading less populated countries, Sri Lanka is the another the less populated one as compared to New Delhi.
- Its net population growth is only 0.7 percent.
- Up to 70 percent of the population of the country are Buddhists.
- 12 percent of Hindus
- Muslims and Christians form 9 and 7 percent of the population respectively.
On comparing and measuring the population density, Taiwan is among world’s sixteenth most populated countries. It has a population of 2.3 crore.
- The population of Taiwan is spread across an area of 36,000 square km.
- Its inhabitant’s population comes to be 650 per square km.
- Around 99.6 percent lives on the island of Taiwan.
- Remaining 0.4 percent is concentrated on the offshore islands of Penghu, Lanyu, Kinmen, Green and Matsu.
Netherlands is ranked 64th as its population is only 1.6 crore. Many unusual facts about the country makes it less populated.
- While the population increased from 5.1 to 10.0 million from 1901 to 1950, the relative rise in next 50 years was quite less. The increase in population from 1951 to 2000 was from 10.0 to15.9 million.
- It is densely populated but no city of this country has more than 1 million population.
- Around 121,000 people emigrated from the country to neighboring regions of Germany, United Kingdom and Belgium. That led to decrease in population in the past 50 years.
As compared to New Delhi, Norway has a total population of 50.84 lakh. Norway is known to have the highest fertility rates in Europe and it was not unusual for couples to have more than ten children in early 19th century.
- But after that, the density of the population decreased and by the 1980s it came to 1.6
- The male life expectancy is 78.85 years and for females it is 83.15.
- InNcrease in population has been seen because of a lot of immigrants and asylum seekers.
Finland has a population of 54.39 lakh; around 85 percent live in towns and cities. It has around 17 people living in an area of one square km.
- It is third most sparsely populated country in Europe after Norway and Iceland.
- Hauho is the most populated region which is a part of the town of Hameenilaa.
- Post 2nd World War, the population decreased drastically.
- External and internal immigration makes the total population of this country.
Switzerland’s population is equal to one zone population of New Delhi – that is 80.81 lakh.
- Unlike Finland there was a sharp rise in population in Switzerland after the second World War.
- 75 percent of the population of Switzerland is concentrated from Jura Mountains to Rhine River and Lake Constance in the northeast part of the country.
- The life expectancy is 79.7 years for men and over 84.4 years for women.
8. New Zealand
New Zealand has a population of 44.71 lakh, making it one of the least populated countries as compared to the city of New Delhi.
- A majority of the population of New Zealand is concentrated in the cities of Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington, Hamilton and Tauranga.
- Asians too have inhabited New Zealand in large numbers and form around 10 percent of the overall population of New Zealand.
This is an alarming situation for India. As its population rate is increasing every second drastically. In the need to develop as a society, we need to keep a check on our country’s population !
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