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The provinces, municipalities and municipal districts of the Dominican Republic as well as all cities and towns having more than 10,000 inhabitants.

The regions and provinces of Peru as well as all cities, agglomerations and municipal districts over 15,000 urban inhabitants.

The departments of Uruguay as well as all cities and urban localities having a population of more than 10,000 inhabitants.

The provinces, municipalities and municipal districts of the Dominican Republic as well as all cities and towns having more than 10,000 inhabitants.

The regions and provinces of Peru as well as all cities, agglomerations and municipal districts over 15,000 urban inhabitants.

The departments of Uruguay as well as all cities and urban localities having a population of more than 10,000 inhabitants.

In demographics , the world population is the total number of humans currently living. The world population was estimated to have reached 7.6 billion as of December 2017. [1] The United Nations estimates it will further increase to 11.8 billion by the year 2100. [2]

Estimates of world population by their nature are an aspect of modernity , possible only since the Age of Discovery . Early estimates for the population of the world [23] date to the 17th century: William Petty in 1682 estimated world population at 320 million (modern estimates ranging close to twice this number); by the late 18th century, estimates ranged close to one billion (consistent with modern estimates). [24] More refined estimates, broken down by continents, were published in the first half of the 19th century, at 600 to 1000 million in the early 1800s and at 800 to 1000 million in the 1840s. [25]

Estimates of the population of the world at the time agriculture emerged in around 10,000 BC have ranged between 1 million and 15 million. [26] [27] Even earlier, genetic evidence suggests humans may have gone through a population bottleneck of between 1,000 and 10,000 people about 70,000 BC, according to the Toba catastrophe theory . By contrast, it is estimated that around 50–60 million people lived in the combined eastern and western Roman Empire in the 4th century AD. [28]


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