UNFPA - United Nations Population Found

State of World Population 2010

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Notes for Indicators

The designations employed in this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion on the part of UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund) concerning the legal status of any country, territory or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

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More-developed regions comprise North America, Japan, Europe and Australia-New Zealand.

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Less-developed regions comprise all regions of Africa, Latin America and Caribbean, Asia (excluding Japan), and Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia.

Least-developed countries according to standard United Nations designation.

1

Including Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands and Norfolk Island.

2

Formerly Zaire.

3

On 1 July 1997, Hong Kong became a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China.

4

Including Agalesa, Rodrigues and St. Brandon.

5

Including New Caledonia and Vanuatu.

6

Comprising Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Northern Mariana Islands, and Pacific Islands (Palau).

Comprising American Samoa, Cook Islands, Johnston Island, Pitcairn, Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga, Midway Islands, Tuvalu, and Wallis and Futuna Islands.

8

Including British Indian Ocean Territory and Seychelles.

9

Including Sao Tome and Principe.

10

Including Western Sahara.

11

Including St. Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha.

12

Comprising Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Mauritania, Morocco, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.  Regional aggregation for demographic indicators provided by the UN Population Division. Aggregations for other indicators are weighted averages based on countries with available data.

13

Including Macau.

14

Including Channel Islands, Faeroe Islands and Isle of Man.

15

Including Andorra, Gibraltar, Holy See and San Marino.

16

Including Leichtenstein and Monaco.

17

Including Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Turks and Caicos Islands, and United States Virgin Islands.

18

Including Falkland Islands (Malvinas) and French Guiana.

19

Including Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon.

 

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