Global population density estimates, 2015

The FGGD estimated 2015 global population density map is a global raster datalayer with a resolution of 2.5 arc-minutes. Each pixel contains an estimated value for persons per square kilometre in 2015, obtained by applying population growth trends to population counts for the lowest subnational administrative unit for which 2000 population data were available. The method used by FAO and CIESIN to generate this datalayer is described in FAO, 2005, Mapping global urban and rural population distributions, by M. Salvatore, et. al.

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