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    Total areas on Earth's land and the sea are approximately 510 million square kilometers, sea area is approximately 361 million square kilometers, account for the global total area 71%, the land area is approximately 149 million square kilometers, account for the global total area 29%. On the Earth the seas link to become a piece, but land then mutually separates. The land mainly distributes in Northern Hemisphere, the eastern hemisphere, the sea mainly distributes in the southern hemisphere, the The Western Hemisphere. The North Pole area is sea, but the south pole area is a land.

Looks at the Earth from the universe

World topography chart

World is divided into 7 continents and 5 oceans by order of area:
Asia,
Africa,
North America,
South America,
Antarctica,
Europe,
Oceania;

Pacific Ocean,
Atlantic Ocean,
Indian Ocean,
Southern Ocean,
Arctic Ocean.

7 continents location

    The land average altitude above sea level is 875 meters. Roughly divides into the mainland, the peninsula and the islands. The whole world has six mainlands, by order of the area size: Asia-Europe continent, the African continent, the North America mainland, the South America mainland, the Antarctica, the Australian mainland. The mainland and nearby its islands are called the continent. The whole world has seven big continents, by order of the area size: Asia, Africa, North America, the South America, the antarctica, Europe and Oceania. The islands are spread in the sea, the rivers or the lake scrap land. Each other is distanced nearer crowd of islands to call the archipelago. Total area of the world islands is more than 9.7 million square kilometers, approximately composes the world land total area 1/15. In the world, the biggest area island is the Greenland island. The peninsula is the land enters the sea or the lake part, is at the same time connected with the land, other by water surrounding. In the world, the biggest peninsula is west Asia's Arabian Peninsula.

World Vegetation
    The sea average depth is 3,795 meters. Including ocean, sea and channel. The ocean is the sea main body. There are 5 oceans in the world: the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, the Arctic Ocean, Southern ocean. The sea is the sea edge are partial, in the world the biggest sea is the Australian northeast side Cay Sea, the channel is the beginnings and ends connection sea narrow canal.
    Earth's surface height disparate, the shape is diverse. The land roughly may divide into five kind of terrains: the plain, the mountainous region, the plateau, the knoll and the basin. In the world, the biggest plain is the South America amazon plain. In the world, big sierra and cordilleras are Cordillera in North America to South Ameria, south Asia's Himalaya Mountains, northeast Europe's Alps cordillera, Atlas Mountains in Africa to the South America, and so on. The Mount Everest elevation 8,848 meters, are Earth's peaks. In the world, the highest plateau is China's Qinghai-Tibet Plain.
    The seabed terrain roughly divides into the continental shelf, landmass and the ocean floor three parts. The ocean floor is the sea main body. Approximately composes the sea total area 80%. The seabed landform has the sea range, the oceanic basin, the oceanic trench, the sea earthen mound, the seamount, fosse and the oceanic plateau, and so on.

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Order of 7 continents by area
Continent Countries No. Area (million sq km) World land area % Population (million) World population %
World 230 149 100% 6525 100%
Asia 49 44 29.4% 3490 60.5%
Africa 56 30.20 20.2% 740 12.8%
North America 28 24.228 16.2% 460 8%
South America 13 17.97 12% 320 5.55%
Antarctica 0 14 9.4% 0.001 0%
Europe 45 10.16 6.8% 730 12.65%
Oceania 30 8.97 6% 30 0.5%

    The world altogether has 230 countries and the area. According to United nations economic society information and policy analysis department population place material. In 2006 the world total population is 6.5 billion. The countries of population surpasses 100 million have 11 as follows.

Top Population Countries In 2006
Order Country million %
0 World 6525 100%
1 China 1314 20%
2 India 1095 15%
3 United States 298 4.5%
4 Indonesia 245 3.8%
5 Brazil 188 2.8%
6 Pakistan 166 2.5%
7 Bangladesh 147 2.2%
8 Russia 143 2.2%
9 Nigeria 139 2.2%
10 Japan 127 2.0%
11 Mexico 107 1.6%

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United nations estimated to 2050, the global population will reach 9 billion.

Top Population Countries In 2050
Order Country million %
0 World 9000 100%
1 India 1628 20%
2China 1437 18%
3 United States 420 5.3%
4 Indonesia 308 3.9%
5 Pakistan 295 3.7%
6 Brazil 260 3.3%
7 Nigeria 258 3.2%
8 Bangladesh 231 2.9%

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    To 2001, in the world the more than half population lives in the city, the population surpassed 10 million cities already to have 19, Japan's Tokyo population reached 26 million occupied the world first place. The world altogether has more than 2,070 nationalities, the population over million of nationalities has more than 270. Divides from the race, the caucAsian accounts for 43%, the person of Asian descent accounts for 41%, other for black and other races.

Evening light of each place in the world
(This chart basically has reflected in world city and developed local distributed situation)

   

Economy Returns to the page head

    In 2006, GDP of the world is $US 65000 billion, GDP per person (GDP PP) on average is US$10,000. The country of over GDP per person on average US$10000 is defined as the developed country, and the country of lower GDP per person US$10000 is defined as the undeveloped country. 9 countries' GDP are over $US 1000 billion. USA always is on the world top.

Top Economy of Countries in 2006
Rank Country GDP(US$ billion) % per person(US$)
0 World 65000 100% 10000
1 United States 13221.6 20% 43995
2 Japan 4911.3 7.7% 38533
3 Germany 2858.2 4.6% 34679
4 China 2684.7 4.2% 2042
5 United Kingdom 2341.3 3.6% 38636
6 France 2153.7 3.3% 35377
7 Italy 1783.9 2.7% 30689
8 Canada 1088.9 1.7% 32898
9 Spain 1081.2 1.7% 26763

Top Economy of Countries in 2007
Rank Country GDP(US$ billion) % per person(US$) up %
0 World 69000 100% 10000 7
1 United States 13221.6 20% 43995 3
2 Japan 4911.3 7.7% 38533
3 China 3082 5% 2042 11
4 Germany 2858.2 4.6% 34679
5 United Kingdom 2341.3 3.6% 38636
6 France 2153.7 3.3% 35377
7 Italy 1783.9 2.7% 30689
8 Canada 1088.9 1.7% 32898
9 Spain 1081.2 1.7% 26763

Top Economy of Countries in 2008
Rank Country GDP(US$ billion) % per person(US$) up %
0 World 70000 100% 10000 5
1 United States 13221.6 20% 43995 1
2 Japan 4911.3 7.7% 38533
3 China 3082 5% 2042 8
4 Germany 2858.2 4.6% 34679
5 France 3.3%
6 United Kingdom 3.6%
7 Italy 1783.9 2.7% 30689
8 Canada 1088.9 1.7% 32898
9 Spain 1081.2 1.7% 26763

Top Economy of Countries in 2011
Rank Country GDP(US$ billion) % per person(US$) up %
0 World 80000 100% 10000 5
1 United States 1506418.75% 43995 1
2 China 6988 8.7% 2042 8
3 Japan 58557.3% 38533
4 Germany 36284.6% 34679
5 France 2808 3.3%

GDP of Countries.
Country (area) average per person GDP order list.

Military Returns to the top of the page
Military Expenditures

Top Military Expenditures of Countries in 2005
Order Country billion US$ % of world % of GDP% of all budget more than last year %per person(US$)
0 World 1118 100%2% % 3.4%173
1 United States 536.6 48% 3.6% 17.8% 5.9%1604
2 United Kingdom 48.8 4.4%2.59%% %805
3 France 46.5 4.3%1.98%11.4% %742
4 Japan 45.3 4.2%1.1%% -1%357
5 Germany 38.8 3.5%1.4%9.25% %471
6 China 30.2 2.7%1.36%7.43% 12.5%27

Top Military Expenditures of Countries in 2006
Order Country billion US$ % of world % of GDP% of all budget more than last year %per person(US$)
0 World 1150 100%2.5% % 3.5%177
1 United States 528.7 46% 3.6% 17.8% 5.9%1604
2 United Kingdom 59.2 4.4%2.59%% %805
3 France 53.1 4.3%1.98%11.4% %742
4 Japan 44 4.2%1.1%% -1%357
5 Germany 39 3.5%1.4%9.25% %471
6 China 38 2.7%1.36%7.43% 12.5%30

In 2007, United States' budget is US$448 billion, always the world top.

Top Military Expenditures of Countries in 2007
Order Country billion US$ % of world % of GDP% of all budget more than last year %per person(US$)
0 World 1180 100%2.5% % 3%180
1 United States 552 46% 3.6% 17.8% 5.9%1840
2 United Kingdom 50.6 4.4%%% %835
3 France 49 4.3%%% %781
4 China 44.9 3.9%1.36%7.5% 17.8%35
5 Japan 42 3.6%1%% -1%350
6 Germany 40 3.5%%% %485

In 2008-2009, United States' budget is US$585.4 billion, increased 7%, 19% of all buget, always the world top.

Top Military Expenditures of Countries in 2008
Order Country billion US$ % of world % of GDP% of all budget more than last year %per person(US$)
0 World 1460 100%2.5% % 4%200
1 United States 607 46% 3.6% 19% 7% 2000
2 United Kingdom 50.6 4.4%%% %835
3 France 49 4.3%%% %781
4 China 55.2 3.9%1.36%7.5% 16%35
5 Japan 42 3.6%1%% -1%350
6 Germany 40 3.5%%% %485

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 The geography
   The biggest continent is Asia, approximately 44.614 million square kilometers;
   The biggest peninsula is Arabian Peninsula, approximately more than 3 million square kilometers;
   The biggest archipelago is Malay Archipelago, approximately 2.43 million square kilometers;
   The biggest island is Greenland island, approximately 2.18 million square kilometers;
  The highest plateau is China's Qinghai-Tibet Plain.
   The highest elevation peak is Asia Himalaya Mountains's Mount Everest, approximately 8,848 meters;
  The lowest elevation point is Asia dead sea, lower than the Mediterranean Sea water surface 392 meters.
  The biggest area country is Russia.

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