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Old 09-06-2012, 01:48 AM
 
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Inspired by something I read in the "Geographical Facts" thread.

It has 61% of the world's population.

India and China alone have over a 3rd of the entire world's population

Tokyo is the world's most populated city with 34 million people in it's metro area.

How the hell did this happen?

I thought New York City was big and it's only got 21 million in it's metro.

America only has 1/3rd of India's population and only 1/4th of India's.
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Old 09-06-2012, 02:13 AM
 
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Well asia does represent over 30% of the land area of earth so it is a massive area. As well the earliest beginnings of agriculture developed in asia. The mesopotamian cradle of civilization, the yellow river, the indus river and as we know agrarian societies develop larger populations than hunter gatherers. I believe throughout recorded human history china and india have always been 1 and 2 in world population.

So i would say sheer size and earlier developments of agriculture play a large role in asia's present size.

ps. New York's metro area is big it ranks 4th in the world. There are only two asian metros bigger seoul and tokyo.
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Old 09-06-2012, 02:20 AM
 
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Because it has a lot of very fertile land. China should be compared to the whole of Europe in area and population. Europe excluding Russia has about half the population of China in half the area, and the UK has a population density similar to China just way smaller. The Ganges is such a huge mass of fertile land that it was inevitable, with birth rates the way they were.
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:50 AM
 
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I assume it has to do with birthrates as in Europe and North America birthrates are declining faster than in Asia.
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Old 09-07-2012, 12:59 AM
 
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I assume it has to do with birthrates as in Europe and North America birthrates are declining faster than in Asia.
But I thought Japan was rapidly aging and it's birthrate was plummeting and China had a 1 child policy.

Where are all the kids coming from?
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Old 09-07-2012, 02:04 AM
 
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Plagues, deaths and wars decimated Europe and slowed down the population. Maybe people in Asia have higher ability to survive than people in Western countries? Maybe because many people migrated to America?
In India, families tend to have lots of children (to produce cheap labor) and in addition, due to lack of education, women can do little to prevent getting pregnant.
Also the Asian agriculture is maximized to support a basic staple food like rice. Not to forget long periods of peace/stability and the advanced standards of medical care prior to the modern era.
So, its probably all of the above.

BTW: Population densities between European nations and Asian states are not so different.
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Old 09-07-2012, 02:31 AM
 
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Inspired by something I read in the "Geographical Facts" thread.

It has 61% of the world's population.

India and China alone have over a 3rd of the entire world's population

Tokyo is the world's most populated city with 34 million people in it's metro area.

How the hell did this happen?

I thought New York City was big and it's only got 21 million in it's metro.

America only has 1/3rd of India's population and only 1/4th of India's.
Formation of the peoples of Asia started a long time ago. Historical and natural features have contributed to the creation on its territories of a number of ancient centers of civilization. If you compare with the West, the West is still not even a germ. Of these centers and began the settlement of other areas of the first in search of better lands, and later - the riches of the subsoil. This process has always been accompanied by a gradual adaptation of a person to an unfamiliar environment. At the present time on the territory of Asia has more than a thousand of people of all races. The population of the southern and Western Asia is very diverse and belongs to the southern branch of the Caucasoid race. In Western and Central Asia, the most numerous people speak the Turkic languages.На the Earth there are many different religions. But it is in Asia there have been three major world religions, having the greatest number of followers of Christianity, Islam and Buddhism.
So the population of Asia is not only the Chinese and Indians this is a great diversity of peoples and religions, even in these countries for only 75 percent of the formed one nation.
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:46 AM
 
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I assume it has to do with birthrates as in Europe and North America birthrates are declining faster than in Asia.
What people are forgetting are population DENSITIES. Europe and Asia actually have similar population densities. If Europe was the size of Asia, it would have as much people. Until say, 60 years ago, birthrates in Europe were the same as they are in Africa. The Netherlands has a similar population density to Bangladesh, the UK a similar density to China.
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Old 09-07-2012, 06:38 AM
 
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New York City won't be one of the top 5 cities in China in terms of population.

To answer your question, Asia has a much long history than North America. Let‘s take China again for example:

In about 210 BC, China had 20 million already, similar to Australia today, among the world's population of 190M. At that time, China was much smaller than today.

In the 8's century, China already had 80 M, the population of Germany today, the most populous country in Europe.

In 1100, Its population exceeded 100 million, the first country to do so; in 1900, it reached 450 million, among 1650M of the world's total.


Asia's population will remain a stable percentage of the world at about 60% by 2050, while Europe+ North America + Oceania will decline from 16.2% now to 13%.
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Old 09-07-2012, 06:44 AM
 
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But I thought Japan was rapidly aging and it's birthrate was plummeting and China had a 1 child policy.

Where are all the kids coming from?
but Asia is not just China and Japan.
South and South east asia are still growing faster than Europe.
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