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Snapshots of the world.

WEALTHIEST AND
POOREST COUNTRIES

Highest & lowest gross
domestic product (GDP)
per capita in US dollars

WEALTHIEST

Luxembourg 39,605
Norway 36,768
United States 35,391
Switzerland 33,885
Japan 33,322
Denmark 30,151
Ireland 26,628
Iceland 25,140
Sweden 23,608
Finland 23,459

POOREST

Ethiopia 94
Burundi 103
Sierra Leone 134
Eritrea 151
Guinea-Bissau 158
Niger 167
Malawi 168
Tajikistan 168
Chad 178
Mozambique 182

THE WORLD BANK (2001) FIGURES; PER CAPITA
GDP CALCULATIONS BY UPFRONT

WORLD'S MOST COMMON LANGUAGES

Mandarin Chinese 874 MILLION
 Hindi 366 MILLION
 English 341 MILLION
 Spanish 322 MILLION
 Arabic 207 MILLION
 Bengali 207 MILLION
 Portuguese 176 MILLION
 Russian 167 MILLION
 Japanese 125 MILLION
 German 100 MILLION

THE WORLD ALMANAC FOR KIDS 2003

Note: Table made from bar graph.

RELIGIONS OF THE WORLD

Adherents of major world religions

Christianity 32.4%
Islam 19.2%
Hinduism 13.1%
Buddhism 5.8%
Chinese folk religions 6.2%
Ethnic Religions 3.7%
Judaism .2%
Nonreligious or atheists 14.9%
Other 4.5%

THE WORLD ALMANAC 2002

Note: Table made from pie chart.

WORLD'S MOST POPULOUS COUNTRIES IN 2002

China 1,281 million
India 1,050 million
USA 287 million
Indonesia 217 million
Brazil 174 million
Russia 144 million
Pakistan 144 million
Bangladesh 134 million
Nigeria 130 million
Japan 127 million
Mexico 102 million
Germany 82 million
Philippines 80 million
Vietnam 80 million
Egypt 71 million

2002 WORLD POPULATION DATA SHEET,
POPULATION REFERENCE BUREAU, INC.

Note: Table made from bar graph.

WORLD'S MOST POPULOUS COUNTRIES IN 2050
(projected)

India 1,628 million
China 1,394 million
USA 413 million
Pakistan 332 million
Indonesia 316 million
Nigeria 304 million
Brazil 247 million
Bangladesh 205 million
Democratic Republic of Congo 182 million
Ethiopia 173 million
Mexico 151 million
Philippines 146 million
Vietnam 117 million
Egypt 115 million
Russia 102 million

Note: Table made from bar graph.


Upfront Quiz 2

FILL IN THE BLANK

DIRECTIONS: Write the correct answer on line provided. OPEN-BOOK TEST.

1. Gross--Product is the value of all goods and services produced in a country in one year.

2. The Human Development--measures economic and human well-being on a scale of 0 to 1.

3. --, the African country whose capital was named for U.S. President James Monroe, was founded by freed American slaves in 1847.

4. In September, more than 100 American students, children of missionaries in Africa, were trapped during an uprising in--, the country that borders number 3, above, to the east.

5. --, capital of--, bucks the trend in Oceania; it is the only capital city situated away from the ocean.

6. --, and--, both in Europe, have higher GDPs per capita than the United States.

7. --, the world's newest nation, won its independence from Indonesia in 2002.

8. --is the poorest country in the Americas; its GDP per capita is little more than $500.

9. Four major U.S. cities, Denver, Colo., Indianapolis, Ind., Columbus, Ohio, and Philadelphia, Pa., are situated at almost exactly--degrees north latitude.

10. --is experiencing an economic catastrophe. In September, The New York Times reported that many people in the capital of Buenos Aires were scrounging in garbage cans.

11. --is Europe's (and the world's) northernmost capital city.

12. Hamid Karzai is President of--, where U.S. troops are searching for members of Al Qaeda, the group linked to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

ANSWER KEY:

1. Domestic. 2. Index. 3. Liberia. 4. Cote d'Ivoire. 5. Canberra/Australia. 6. Norway/Luxembourg. 7. East Timor. 8. Haiti. 9. 40. 10. Argentina. 11. Reykjavik. 12. Afghanistan.
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Title Annotation:economic statistics
Publication:New York Times Upfront
Geographic Code:00WOR
Date:Oct 18, 2002
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