3. United States of America
The good ole’ USA lands at number three on the list of largest countries in the world with a population of 320 million people.
That’s a pretty wild fact given that the population of the country was just 2.5 million in 1776.
An interesting, albeit intimidating, fact about the United States of America is that every time someone decides to expand the population and have a baby, they can expect it to cost around $245,000 to raise the child before college.
India dominates the number two spot on this list with a population of 1.2 billion people that call the country home. Yes, you read that right, we just jumped from 320 million to 1.2 billion between the third and second largest countries in the world.
India is the world’s largest democracy, has the world’s lowest meat consumption per person, and sadly it is home to the biggest slave population in the modern world with 14 million of India’s 1.2 billion people recognized as slaves.
China, unsurprisingly, claims the number one spot as the largest country in the world in terms of population with 1.3 billion people.
China is 3.7 million square miles in size, which results in a population density of 145 people per 0.4 miles (1 km). There are about 34 people per 0.4 miles in the US.
Let that sink in for a second.
One hundred million people in the Chinese population live on less than US $1 per day, over 35 million people still live in caves, and by 2020 it is estimated that country will have between 30 and 40 million men who can’t find wives. Maybe bigger isn’t always better?
In any case, those are the 10 largest countries throughout the globe. Leave your comments below if you have visited any of these exceptionally populous nations!
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