Creativity by the Numbers Infographic: Majority Of Earth’s Population Resides In This One Relatively Small Circle By Joe Berkowitz A redditor points out on a map projection of the world that an area encompassing a big chunk of Asia contains over half of Earth’s population. Sometimes the simplest ideas are the most dramatic. Take this circle, for example. As redditor valeriepieris points out in a map projection that depicts the world flatly (a Winkel Tripel projection), over half of the world’s population fits into a relatively tiny circle. The simple visualization seems unbelievable at first--especially considering how much Pacific and Indian Ocean are also contained inside the circle, along with China and Japan--but the numbers seem to add up. A commenter on Reddit put together population figures from the countries within this area on the map, and their numbers total more than 3.5 billion. •China pop: 1.34 bil •India pop: 1.24 bil •Indonesia pop: 0.24 bil •Japan pop: 0.13 bil •Thailand pop: 0.07 bil •Bangladesh pop: 0.15 bil •Pakistan pop: 0.18 bil •Malaysia pop: 0.03 bil •Philippines pop: 0.094 bil •South Korea pop: 0.05 bil Perhaps Disney World should consider amending its signature song to “It’s a Small World After All, But Especially If You Live In Southeast Asia.” H/t to io9 Add New Comment Sign In Submit 2 Comments EJ 11 months ago I am curious the diameter of the circle and if it matches the diameter of the moon (2159 miles). Would make for a fascinating geometric coincidence (no pun intended). Helen 11 months ago So you see a reddit post, like the point, repost the graphic and details, and add a comment at the bottom. Is that the gist of this bit? Interesting.The only thing original added was a comment on Disneyland.