Creating and Populating

As a running example, we will use the predictions for regional populations in the year 2300, which is taken from http://www.worldmapper.org. The first table that we’ll work with (Table 28, Estimated World Population in 2300) has one column that contains the names of regions and another that contains the populations of regions, so each row of the table represents a region and its population.

Table 28. Estimated World Population in 2300

Region

Population (in thousands)

Central Africa

330,993

Southeastern Africa

743,112

Northern Africa

1,037,463

Southern Asia

2,051,941

Asia Pacific

785,468

Middle East

687,630

Eastern Asia

1,362,955

South America

593,121

Eastern Europe ...

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