Thursday, October 11, 2007

Thursday Thirteen

I decided to do something a little different. Here I have listed the 13 Most Populous Nations. I find the list interesting particularly due to how many I know virtually nothing about. Isn't that crazy? All those people but because they are 3rd world, our schools just pass them by. So not good. If I homeschool the peanut she's going to know about them!

Rank
Country
Population
1.
China
1,321,851,888
2.
India
1,129,866,154
3.
United States
301,139,947
4.
Indonesia
234,693,997
5.
Brazil
190,010,647
6.
Pakistan
169,270,617
7.
Bangladesh
150,448,339
8.
Russia
141,377,752
9.
Nigeria
135,031,164
10.
Japan
127,467,972
11.
Mexico
108,700,891
12.
Philippines
91,077,287
13.
Vietnam
85,262,356

By the way, you can click on the country name to learn more about them. Also, I got the list from http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0004391.html.

Have a great Thursday!

10 comments:

jenn said...

I knew there were a lot of people in China, but that's an amazing number.
Happy TT!

Carole said...

Wow...those numbers are amazing. I don't know enough about these countries either!
~Carole

Wakela Runen said...

It is a sad statement for the school systems that we don't know much about those countries.

Thank you for getting that list out there.

ellen b said...

Very interesting...
happy tt to you...

Sarah said...

Wow..that is amazing! Thanks for the post! There are great benefits with home education like that...One of the great things I miss about not homeschooling my oldest. Peanut...what a cute nickname. Thanks for stopping by~ Happy TT!

Cecily R said...

Holy cow, those numbers are stunning!

Melanie said...

What an interesting list. I don't know much about most of those countries either. That's the public school system for you.
I was pretty surprised that China and India have so many more people than the US!

Santa's Elf said...

A very interesting and informative list. I don't know enough about most of these countries either, though their populations weren't too much of a surprise. Great idea for a TT!

Anonymous said...

A few surprises there. Thanks, Amy. gail

Nicholas said...

I am amazed that Vietnam is in that list. Look at the huge gap between #2 and #3.