Q. Arrange the following countries in descending order with respect to population:
Choose the correct answer from given codes:

[A] 1, 2, 3, 4

[B] 4, 3, 2, 1

[C] 4, 3, 1, 2

[D] 1, 2, 4, 3

Answer: B

Explanation: Patterns of population distribution and density help us to understand the demographic characteristics of any area.

  • The term population distribution refers to the way people are spaced over the earth’s surface.
  • Broadly, 90 per cent of the world population lives in about 10 per cent of its land area.
  • The 10 most populous countries of the world contribute about 60 per cent of the world’s population.

Source: NCERT – Fundamental of Human Geography