Majority Of Earth’s Population Resides In This One Relatively Small Circle

world-map-population-in-the-circleAs redditor valeriepieris points out in a map projection that depicts the world flatly, over half of the world’s population fits into a relatively tiny circle. The simple visualization seems unbelievable at first–especially considering how much Pacific and Indian Ocean are also contained inside the circle, along with China and Japan–but the numbers seem to add up.

A commenter on Reddit put together population figures from the countries within this area on the map, and their numbers total more than 3.5 billion.

• China pop: 1.34 bil

• India pop: 1.24 bil

• Indonesia pop: 0.24 bil

• Japan pop: 0.13 bil

• Thailand pop: 0.07 bil

• Bangladesh pop: 0.15 bil

• Pakistan pop: 0.18 bil

• Malaysia pop: 0.03 bil

• Philippines pop: 0.094 bil

• South Korea pop: 0.05 bil

via Infographic

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