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There are 7 billion people on this planet.  1 billion in the Americas, 1 billion in Africa, 1 billion in Europe, and 4 billion in Asia.  Data visualization helps us better understand the earth's population distribution.

world population per continent

Gapminder is a data visualization website and downloadable application that allows us to visualize some of the world’s most important trends such as environment, health, energy, gender, economy, demography and governance.

The data animations transform statistics into moving bubbles and flowing curves that make global trends clear, intuitive and even playful.  


In this video Hans Rosling, Swedish physician and Professor of International Health and cofounder of Gapminder, explains how to use the website (or download):
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Check out some Gapminder resources.  You will enjoy seeing statistics come to life.