- from Asia
More than 1.4 billion people live in China. That’s billion with a b – a million million.
Add to that the 3.2 million people in Mongolia, and you’ve accounted for more than 18 percent of the world’s population. By itself, China has more people than any single country on Earth. Plus, it’s the third-largest in area (after Russia and Canada). Most people live in the eastern parts of the country. Even though China and Europe are about the same size, China has only one time zone, while Europe has seven.