A population is all the organisms that both belong to the same group or species and live in the same geographical area. In ecology the population of a certain species in a certain area is estimated using the Lincoln Index. The area that is used to define a sexual population is such that inter-breeding is possible between any pair within the area and more probable than cross-breeding with individuals from other areas. Normally breeding is substantially more common within the area than across the border.
In sociology, population refers to a collection of human beings. Demography is a social science which entails the statistical study of human populations. This article refers mainly to human population.
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... Cornwall's population was 535,300 at the last count (2010), and population density 144 people per square kilometre, ranking it 40th and 41st respectively compared with the other 47 counties of England ... and has a relatively high level of population growth ... and 5.3% in the 1990s, it has the fifth highest population growth of the English counties ...
... Its population was estimated to be around 6.5 million in 2012 ... people making up approximately sixty percent of the population, mostly in the lowlands ... and other indigenous hill tribes, accounting for forty percent of the population, live in the foothills and mountains ...
... Human population control is the practice of artificially altering the rate of growth of a human population ... Historically, human population control has been implemented by limiting the population's birth rate, usually by government mandate, and has been undertaken as a response to factors including ... While population control can involve measures that improve people's lives by giving them greater control of their reproduction, some programs have exposed them to exploitation ...
... As of the 2010 census, the region had a population of 299,184 ... Cities and Villages of the Upper Peninsula City Population Area (sq mi) Area (km²) Marquette 19,661 11.4 30 Sault Ste. 2.6 6.7 Wakefield 2,085 8.0 21 TOTAL 114,544 123.7 320 Upper Peninsula Land Area and Population Density by County County Population Land Area (sq mi) Land Area (km²) Population ...
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“The most advanced nations are always those who navigate the most. The power which the sea requires in the sailor makes a man of him very fast, and the change of shores and population clears his head of much nonsense of his wigwam.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“How much atonement is enough? The bombing must be allowed as at least part-payment: those of our young people who are concerned about the moral problem posed by the Allied air offensive should at least consider the moral problem that would have been posed if the German civilian population had not suffered at all.”
—Clive James (b. 1939)
“It was a time of madness, the sort of mad-hysteria that always presages war. There seems to be nothing left but warwhen any population in any sort of a nation gets violently angry, civilization falls down and religion forsakes its hold on the consciences of human kind in such times of public madness.”
—Rebecca Latimer Felton (18351930)