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Rank Territory Value 11 Nigeria 8 12 Philippines 8 13 Mexico 7 14 Spain 7 15 Ukraine 7 16 Turkey 6 17 Democratic Republic of Congo 5 18 Sudan 4 18 Egypt 4 18 Islamic Republic of Iran 4 TWENTY HIGHEST POPULATIONS IN YEAR 1500 Technical notes © Copyright 2006 SASI Group (University of Sheffield) and Mark Newman (University of Michigan) population in millions Rank Territory Value 1 China 103 2 India 90 3 Japan 15 4 France 15 5 Germany 12 6 Bangladesh 11 7 Russian Federation 11 8 Indonesia 11 9 Italy 11 10 Pakistan 10 Land area Population 1500 www.worldmapper.org Produced by the SASI group (Sheffield) and Mark Newman (Michigan) “The [Mexican] population was decimated … Spanish colonizers treated the native population brutally and the European diseases which they brought ... were fatal to indigenous people.” At the time of Spanish conquest in South America, and when Christopher Columbus was exploring Central and South America, the combined
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Unformatted text preview: population of Mexico and Peru was greater than the total of all other American countries. The regions with the largest populations remained Southern Asia and Eastern Asia. Together these contained more than half of the world’s population. Worldwide population distribution in 1500 was roughly similar to that in year 1, despite the numbers almost doubling over this period. • Data source: Angus Maddison, 2003 • The contemporary political boundaries shown differ from those in 1500. • See website for further information. This map shows the distribution of the world’s population in year 1500. Map 008 British Broadcasting Corporation, 2006 WORLD POPULATION 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 1400 Regional population (millions) 1100 1200 1300 1400 1500 1600 1700 1800 1900 2000 Year...
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