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Population of the Southern Hemisphere

Preliminary Calculations

33 countries:
227 + 192 + 49.7 + 39.9 + 28.8 + 22.4 + 21.1 + 19.1 = 600
18 + 16.9 + 13.6 + 12.6 + 12.5 + 10.5 + 9.82   = 93.92
8.3 + 6.7 + 6.3 + 4.3 + 3.6 + 3.4 + 2.5 + 2.1 = 37.2
2.06 + 1.94 + 1.1 + 1.1 + .8 + .5 + .2 + .2   = 7.9
+ .2   + .1     Total: 739.32

Partial populations:

Democratic Republic of Congo = 71

Gabon = 1.5

Listing by size

The Southern hemisphere represents around 800,000,000 people.  The approximate breakdown by country follows.  This hemisphere represents only 10-12% of the total global population of  6.88 billion people. Please note:  Listings of size is in the millions.

  1. Indonesia:  227  (most)
  2. Brazil    192  (most)
  3. South Africa: 49.7
  4. Tanzania:  43.7
  5. Argentina  39.9
  6. Peru: 28.8
  7. Mozambique:  22.4
  8. Australia: 21.1  
  9. Madagascar: 19.1
  10. Angola:  18
  11. Chile:  16.9
  12. Ecuador 13.6  (most)
  13. Zambia: 12.6
  14. Zimbabwe:  12.5
  15. Rwanda:  10.5
  16. Bolivia  9.82
  17. Burundi:  8.3
  18. Papa New Guinea:  6.7
  19. Paraguay 6.3
  20. New Zealand: 4.3
  21. Congo:  3.6
  22. Uruguay:  3.4
  23. New Caledonia: 2.5
  24. Namibia:  2.1
  25. Lesotho: 2.06
  26. Botswana:  1.94
  27. East Timor:  1.1
  28. Swaziland: 1.1
  29. Fiji: .8
  30. Solomon Islands: .5
  31. Vanuatu: .2
  32. Samoa Islands: .2
  33. French Polynesia: .2
  34. Tonga: .1
  35. Tuvalu: .01  (12,373)

Some population on-or-below the Equator:

(estimates will be forthcoming from each country)

  • Columbia (least)
  • Gabon (about even)
  • Congo  (most)
  • Democratic Republic of Congo  (most)
  • Uganda  (least)
  • Somalia (least)

Largest cities in the southern hemisphere:
Buenos Aires is currently 11,665,100 while for Sao Paulo it is 10,057700

World Trade Organisation (WTO) and International Financial Institutions (IFI) such as the World Bank (WB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF)