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THE WORLD BY REGION

The World by Region

Americas

These geographic regions are used throughout this atlas. Data are included for those countries with populations of 500,000 or more.

Central & South Asia East & SE Asia & Oceania Europe Middle East & North Africa Sub-Saharan Africa

Sweden Est. Lat. Denmark Lith. The Rus. Fed. Ireland Neth. Poland Germany Bel. Cz. Rep. Sl. Rep. A. Hun. France S. Sl. Rom. Cr. B.H.Serb. Italy M. Alb. FYR Spain Portugal Mac. Greece

C a n a d a

United States

Algeria

Dominican Rep.

Cuba

Libya

Jamaica Haiti Mauritania Senegal The Gambia Guinea-Bissau Guinea Sierra Leone Liberia

R. B. de Trinidad and Venezuela Tobago Guyana

Panama

Colombia

Mali

Burkina Faso Côte d’Ivoire

Ecuador Peru

Kazakhstan

Chad Nigeria

Equatorial Cameroon Guinea Gabon Rep. Congo

Central African Rep. Dem. Rep. of Congo

Mo n g o l i a

Moldova

Uzbekistan Georgia Azerbaijan Turkey Armenia Turkmenistan

Bulgaria

I. R. of Iran

Kyrgyz Rep.

Sudan

D.P.R. of Korea

Tajikistan

Nepal

Bhutan Lao P.D.R.

India Bangladesh Myanmar

Vietnam

Angola

Philippines

Cambodia Ethiopia

Sri Lanka

Somalia Uganda Kenya Rwanda Burundi

Thailand

Singapore

Malaysia

I n d o n e s i a

Tanzania

Brazil

Japan

Rep. of Korea

C h i n a

Afghanistan

Kuwait Pakistan Bahrain Qatar United Arab Saudi Emirates Arabia Oman Eritrea Rep. of Yemen

West Bank & Gaza

Arab Rep. of Egypt

Niger

Ghana Togo Benin

Honduras Guatemala El Salvador Nicaragua Costa Rica

Belarus Ukraine

Cyprus Syrian Arab Rep. Lebanon Iraq Jordan Israel and

Tunisia

Morocco Mexico

Russian Federation

Finland

Norway United Kingdom

Comoros

Zambia

Timor-Leste

Papua New Guinea

Solomon Islands

Malawi Bolivia Chile

Human security is primarily about people, not about states. Well over half the world's people live in only two regions – Central & South Asia and East & SE Asia & Oceania. And another two regions – Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa – contain almost half the world’s countries. It is useful to remember these disparities when interpreting the regional figures and country-by-country maps in this atlas. 6

Namibia Paraguay

Botswana

Argentina

South Africa

Uruguay

Zimbabwe

Madagascar

Fiji

Australia

Swaziland Lesotho

2,089 million 1,545 million

36

20

715 million

35% 30%

43

451 million

Mauritius

Mozambique

727 million

878 million

25% 20%

25 20 15

15% 10% 5% 0%

Middle East & North Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa

Europe

Americas

New Zealand

Central & South Asia

East & SE Asia & Oceania

HOW MANY PEOPLE? HOW MANY STATES? Percentage of world population and states in each region 2005 population (rounded to nearest million) states

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