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  POPULATION:
 
  British Isles
  Western Europe

  Benelux
  Scandinavia
  Germany
  Central Europe
  Italy
  Baltic States
  Eastern Europe
  Western Balkans
  Eastern Balkans

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Örjan Martinsson

Population of Western Europe

The largest nation of Europe was for a very long time France, during the 17th century was one fifth of Europe’s population French. Because France was so densely populated did the French people practise family planning at an early stage. The effect of this was that France’s share of Europe’s population decreased during the 19th century. The population growth that occurred during the 19th century was the result of an increase in the average life span and not an increase of the birth rate.

France
 

50 BC
0
400

5.0 - 6.7
8.0
12.2

1580
1594
1600

20.0
18.5
20.0

1890
1900
1910

38.4
38.9
39.5

8.8
5.0
12.0

1670
1700
1715

18.0
21.0
19.2

1920
1930
1940

39.0
41.6
39.0

800
850
1200

1226
1300
1320
16.0
14.5
20.0
1740
1775
1789
24.6
25.0
27.6
1950
1960

1970
41.8
45.7
50.8
1328
1330
1340
13.0 - 16.0
12.0 - 20.0
21.0
1801
1810
1820
27.5
29.3
30.3
1980
1990
2000
53.9
56.7
59.0

1345
1350
1357-1453

20.2
18.0
16.6

1830
1840
1850

32.4
34.1
35.6

2010
2020
 

62.8
65.1
 

1457
1500
1550

19.7
15.0 - 18.0
16.0

1860
1870
1880

36.5
36.9
37.5

 

 


Spain
 

0
1350
1500

4.0
6.0
6.0 - 10.0

1820
1840
1850

11.0
14.0
15.7

1950
1960
1970

27.9
30.5
33.8

1550
1600
1650
7.0
8.0
7.0
1860
1870
1880
15.6
16.2
16.9
1980
1990
2000
37.5
39.0
40.3

1700
1750
1769

5.0
9.0
9.2

1890
1900
1910

17.8
18.5
19.8

2010
2020
 

46.5
47.3
 

1787
1797
1815

10.3
10.5
12.5

1920
1930
1940

21.2
23.3
25.8

 

 


Portugal
 

0
1500
1600

1.0
1.0
2.0

1861
1864
1878

4.0
4.2
4.6

1950
1960
1970

8.4
8.9
9.0

1768
1801
1821
2.4
2.9
3.0
1890
1900
1910
5.1
5.4
5.9
1980
1990
2000
9.8
9.9
10.3

1835
1841
1854

3.1
3.7
3.8

1920
1930
1940

6.0
6.8
7.7

2010
2020
 

10.6
10.3