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Population (1995)

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The population of the world has been increasing exponentially for the last few hundred years. It is estimated that there will be nearly 10 billion people on the planet by 2050. This dataset shows the distribution of the approximately 6 billion people inhabiting the Earth as of 1995.

Full Citation

Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), Columbia University; International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI); and World Resources Institute (WRI). 2000. Gridded Population of the World (GPW), Version 2. Palisades, NY: CIESIN, Columbia University,. Available at this address.

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