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Population distribution and density

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Distribution

Population distribution describes the way people are spread across the earth.

This distribution is:

  • Uneven
  • Subject to change

Distribution can be shown as a dot distribution map. These show population concentrations well but can give the impression some areas have no people.

Map of world with dots marking population concentrations
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World population distribution and density

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