List of states by population in 1 CE

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This is a list of states by population in 1 AD. Estimates are for the beginning of the year.

Country/Territory Population c. 1 AD estimate Percentage of World Population
  World[1] 255,000,000 -
Han dynasty[2] 57,674,000 22.62%
Roman Empire[3] 54,000,000 21.18%
Satavahana dynasty 7,000,000-10,000,000
Parthian Empire 8,000,000 3.14%
Xiongnu 2,000,000 0.78%
Dacia 2,000,000 0.78%
Mayan Polity[7] 200,000 0.08%
Bactria[8] 100,000 0.04%
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World Population Estimates, 20 Current Countries and Regional Totals, in 0 A.D. (in thousands)[9][edit]

Region Population
(in thousands)[9]
Austria 500
Belgium 300
Denmark 180
Finland 20
France 5 000
Germany 3 000
Italy 7 000
Netherlands 200
Norway 100
Sweden 200
Switzerland 300
United Kingdom 800
12 Countries Total 17 600
Portugal 500
Spain 4 500
Other 2 100
Total Western Europe 24 700
Eastern Europe 4 750
Former USSR 3 900
United States 680
Other Western Offshoots 490
Total Western Offshoots 1 170
Mexico 2 200
Other Latin America 3 400
Total Latin America 5 600
Japan 3 000
China 59 600
India 75 000
Other Asia 36 600
Total Asia (excluding Japan) 171 200
Africa 16 500
World 230 820

Shares of World Population, 20 Countries and Regional Totals, in 0 A.D. (per cent of world total)[9][edit]

Region (%)[9]
Austria 0.2
Belgium 0.1
Denmark 0.1
Finland 0.0
France 2.2
Germany 1.3
Italy 3.0
Netherlands 0.1
Norway 0.0
Sweden 0.1
Switzerland 0.1
United Kingdom 0.3
12 Countries Total 7.6
Portugal 0.2
Spain 1.9
Other 0.9
Total Western Europe 10.7
Eastern Europe 2.1
Former USSR 1.7
United States 0.3
Other Western Offshoots 0.2
Total Western Offshoots 0.5
Mexico 1.0
Other Latin America 1.5
Total Latin America 2.4
Japan 1.3
China 25.8
India 32.5
Other Asia 15.9
Total Asia (excluding Japan) 74.2
Africa 7.1
World 100.0

Rates of Growth of World Population, 20 Countries and Regional Totals 0-1000 A.D.[9][edit]

Region 0-1000 A.D.[9]
Austria 0.03
Belgium 0.03
Denmark 0.07
Finland 0.07
France 0.03
Germany 0.02
Italy -0.03
Netherlands 0.04
Norway 0.07
Sweden 0.07
Switzerland 0.00
United Kingdom 0.09
12 Countries Total 0.01
Portugal 0.02
Spain -0.01
Other -0.06
Total Western Europe 0.00
Eastern Europe 0.03
Former USSR 0.06
United States 0.06
Other Western Offshoots 0.03
Total Western Offshoots 0.05
Mexico 0.07
Other Latin America 0.07
Total Latin America 0.07
Japan 0.09
China 0.00
India 0.00
Other Asia 0.01
Total Asia (excluding Japan) 0.00
Africa 0.07
World 0.02

Alternative Estimates of the Regional Components of World Population, 0 A.D. (in thousands)[9][edit]

Europe
(Including area of the former USSR)
Americas Asia
(including Australasia)
Africa World
Clark 44 500 3 000 185 000 23 000 225 500
Durand 42 500 12 000 207 000 35 000 296 500
Biraben 43 000 12 000 171 000 26 000 252 000
Mc Evedy and Jones 32 800 4 500 114 200 16 500 168 700
Maddison 33 350 6 320 174 650 16 500 230 820

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biraben, Jean-Noel, 1980, An Essay Concerning Mankind's Evolution, Population, Selected Papers, December, table 2.
  2. ^ Nishijima (1986), pp. 595–596.
  3. ^ Beloch, Karl Julius (1886). Die Bevölkerung der griechisch-römischen Welt. p. 507.
  4. ^ Delia (1988)
  5. ^ "Appendix B Growth of World Population, GDP and GDP Per Capita before 1820 at 'www.ggdc.net/MADDISON/other_books/appendix_B.pdf'". Missing or empty |url= (help)
  6. ^ "The English Historical Review".
  7. ^ "El Mirador, the Lost City of the Maya".
  8. ^ Tertius Chandler (1987). Four Thousand Years of Urban Growth: An Historical Census. St. David's University Press. ISBN 0-88946-207-0. Archived from the original on 2008-02-11. Retrieved 2015-06-20.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g Maddison. "Growth of World Population, GDP and GDP Per Capita before 1820" (PDF).