Science: Populations

Most densely populated large region of Earth is Cochin, a British Indian State, according to a last week's dispatch. Cochin has 814 people to the square mile. (Rhode Island has 644.1 persons per square mile, Nevada 0.83, the U. S. 41.3.)

Results of other recent population studies:

¶Earth's total population is 1,820 million. Asia contains 954 million, Europe 478 million, North America 162 million, South America 77 million, Africa 140 million, Australia & Polynesia 9 million. Cornell's astute Walter Francis Willcox estimates that the world's population in 1650 was 465 million, about one-fourth his present 1,820 million estimate.

¶Contrary to snap judgment all...

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