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World Population Day

July 11

World Population Day

World Population Day has been marked by the United Nations on the 11th of July since 1990. Countries worldwide take part in events to raise awareness of issues related to the human population. These can be to do with family size, and also the movement of people.

The world’s population in 2020 was estimated to be around 7.7 billion. This is the largest number of people ever to be alive at the same time. In 1960, the global population was about 3 billion.

This video contains an astonishing representation of global population growth over the last 2,000 years.

  • Research how many people live in your town, county or state, and country.
  • Have a look at this data and find out how populous your country is. Choose a few other countries and decide the best way to show the data so that people can interpret it.
  • Make a list of reasons why people might chose to settle (or not to settle) in a particular place. Split them into those related to natural features, and those related to manmade features.
  • Censuses are used by governments to find out about the population of their country. This page has lots of lesson plans based on the 2021 UK census.


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