Earth Statistics, History and Facts (2021)



Here are a few of the most interesting Earth statistics and facts I was able to dig up in my internet travels. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

Earth Facts

  • Earth Facts and Statistics

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    The Earth’s Circumference: 40, 075.017 km at the equator (24,901.461 miles)

  • Earth’s Diameter: 13,000 km (8,000 miles)
  • Earth’s Atmosphere Composition: 78.08% nitrogen, 20.95% oxygen, 0.93% argon and numerous less significant elements.
  • Earth’s Core Composition: Mostly nickel and iron
  • Earth’s Ground Layers: 
    • Crust
    • Mantle
    • Outer Core
    • Inner Core
  • Earth’s Distance From the Sun:
    • Minimum: 146 million km (91 million miles)
    • Maximum: 152 million km (94.5 million miles)
  • Earth’s Distance From the Moon: 384,400 km (238,855 miles)

Earth Statistics

How many people are there in the world?

There are 7.716 billion people in the world as of July 10, 2019.


Largest countries in the world by population:

  1. China
  2. India
  3. United States
  4. Indonesia
  5. Brazil

Largest countries in the world by land mass:

  1. Russia
  2. Canada
  3. United States
  4. China
  5. Brazil

When did life first appear on Earth?

roughly 3.5 billion years ago


How old is the Earth?

roughly 4.5 billion years old


Percentage of the Earth’s surface that is covered by water:

70%


Earth is the fifth largest planet in the solar system.


Time it takes for the Earth to orbit the sun:

365.26 days


Time it takes for the Earth to rotate on its axis:

23.934 hours


 

Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. These Earth stats are based on news reports and not official company tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.