Geography lesson: The majority of the world’s population lives inside this circle


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The circle holds 22 of the world’s 37 megacities – massive cities that hold at least 10 million inhabitants. It also includes the five most populous cities on the planet: Tokyo, Jakarta, Seoul, Karachi, and Shanghai, which alone combine to hold 144.5 million people…

❝ The circle contains a lot of people, but it also has:

The highest mountain (Everest)
The deepest ocean trench (Mariana)
More Muslims than outside of it.
More Hindus than outside of it.
More Buddhists than outside of it.
More communists than outside of it.
The most sparsely populated country on earth (Mongolia)

Thanks, Barry Ritholtz

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