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Population ageing

Population ageing

Population ageing

The world is now facing one unprecedented situation: the population ageing. Basically the people lives longer and the number of children is smaller than before so the global median age of population is slowly and constantly rising. This situation can be found all over the world in almost all countries.

There are just few countries around the world that don’t have this demographic problem. The rest of the world is more or less affected by population ageing. In the developed countries the population ageing is more pronounced while in the less undeveloped countries the population ageing process is not that significant. (more…)

Top ten countries by life expectancy

Top ten countries by life expectancy

Top ten countries by life expectancy

The life expectancy at birth represents the average number of years that the individuals born in the same year are expected to live if the mortality rate remains the same in the future.

The life expectancy can be influenced by many factors including: gender, life quality and the development of the medical care system. The life expectancy for women is few years higher than the life expectancy for men so we will also take a look at the life expectancy of male and female. (more…)

World’s population evolution

World’s population evolution

World’s population evolution

Is a known fact that the world’s population is now on a serious growing trend. In Antiquity and Middle Ages the life was very hard and the new born mortality was extremely high, while the life expectancy was small.

Things started to change since the 18th century when the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions improved the life quality. The life expectancy of both children and adults improved dramatically and the world’s population started to grow towards unprecedented levels. (more…)

Afghan drug addiction

Afghan drug addiction

Afghan drug addiction

Since the war started in Afghanistan, the drug use in the country raised dramatically. One million Afghans with the age between 15 and 64 are drug addicts, meaning that 8% of the population is addicted to drugs.

According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Afghanistan is the world’s largest producer of heroin, opium and hashish. Cannabis is also cultivated on large scale due to the low cost required for crops. (more…)

China, an exceptional travel destination

China, an exceptional travel destination

China, an exceptional travel destination

China is the most populated in the world and the fourth largest country on the globe with a total area of 9,596,960 sq km. Being one of the world’s oldest continuous civilizations, China also has one of the world’s oldest written language systems. Chinese people are considered the source of many major inventions and currently they are the third largest economy.

The hottest Chinese destinations are Beijing, Shanghai, Guilin, Xian, Tibet and Guangzhou. Beijing is the country’s capital city and one of the most splendid royal historic sites. Shanghai is one of the world’s largest economic centers, while Xian is the capital city of 13th dynasties and is famous for its Terracotta Warriors and wide city walls. (more…)