In this post I want to share with you the current population of each continent according to the latest data from the United Nations (2017) and the 2023 Wikipedia’s population projections.
I hope you find the information useful.
2. CONTINENTS BY POPULATION (2023)
- Asia ≈ 4600 million (United Nations: 4504 million; Wikipedia: 4670 million).
- Africa ≈ 1275 million (United Nations: 1256 million; Wikipedia: 1290 million).
- America ≈ 1100 million (United Nations: 1007 million; Wikpedia: 1150 million).
- Latin America and the Caribbean ≈ 658 million.
- Northern America ≈ 504 million.
- Europe ≈ 743 million (United Nations: 742 million; Wikipedia: 744 million).
- Oceania ≈ 42 million (United Nations: 41 million; Wikipedia: 44 million).
3. NOTES AND CLARIFICATIONS
- The population of each continent has been presented as a rounded average from both data sources in order to be easily remembered. The UN data gives reliability to the presented data and the 2019 projections from Wikipedia a more accurate and updated correction.
- There isn’t a defined number of continents. More information [HERE].