Regions: area and population (millions and % of total)

 

Africa

Asia

Europe

North

America

South

America1

Oceania

Total

Area,

million km2

30.3

22.0%

45.0

33.0%

9.9

7.0%

24.7

18.0%

17.8

13.0%

8.8

6.0%

 

1 AD

 

 

39.5

 

 

 

 

600

 

 

19.3

 

 

 

 

1000

 

 

39.2

 

 

 

 

1200

 

 

51.5

 

 

 

 

1340

 

 

84.5

 

 

 

 

1500

85

20.1%

225

53.2%

70

16.5%

1

0.2%

40

9.5%

2

0.2%

423

100%

1600

 

 

78

 

 

 

 

1650

100

18.4%

330

60.8%

100

18.4%

1

0.2%

10

1.8%

2

0.4%

543

100%

1700

 

 

120

 

 

 

 

1750

100

479

140

2

14

2

 

1800

107

11.7%

602

65.8%

173

18.9%

7

0.8%

24

2.6%

2

0.2%

915

100%

1850

111

9.3%

749

62.8%

266

22.3%

26

2.2%

38

3.2%

2

0.2%

1,192

100%

1900

133

8.1%

937

57.4%

400

24.5%

82

5.0%

74

4.5%

6

0.4%

1,632

100%

1920

143

 

 

116

 

8.5

 

1930

164

 

 

134

107

10

 

1940

191

8.6%

1,200

54.3%

533

24.1%

144

6.5%

130

5.9%

11.1

0.5%

2,209

100%

1950

222

8.9%

1,376

55.1%

560

22.4%

166

6.6%

162

6.5%

12.7

0.5%

2,499

100%

1960

282

9.3%

1,704

56.2%

605

20.0%

204

6.7%

220

7.3%

15.7

0.5%

3,031

100%

1970

364

9.8%

2,139

57.8%

657

17.8%

232

6.3%

288

7.8%

20

0.5%

3,700

100%

1980

480

10.8%

2,636

59.2%

693

15.6%

256

5.8%

364

8.2%

23

0.5%

4,452

100%

1990

637

12.0%

3,181

60.1%

721

13.6%

284

5.4%

444

8.4%

27

0.5%

5,294

100%

2000

821

13.4%

3,705

60.5%

729

11.9%

316

5.2%

523

8.5%

31

0.5%

6,125

100%

2005

922

14.2%

3,938

60.5%

731

11.2%

332

5.1%

558

8.6%

33

0.5%

6,514

100%

Area,

million km2

30.3

22.0%

45.0

33.0%

9.9

7.0%

24.7

18.0%

17.8

13.0%

8.8

6.0%

 

 

Africa

Asia

Europe

North

America

South

America1

Oceania

 

1Includes Caribbean. Major contraction in population in 17th century after Europeans introduced new diseases such as smallpox. NOTE Regional percentages  (areas) global total exclude Antarctica, 14,245 million square kilometres.