As a missionary I am always looking for interesting websites that could help me know more about the world. Young men and women that are praying about where to go in the world might find some of the following pages of great interest.
The largest cities in the world ranked by population density! Here you will find that India has 5 of the top 125 cities in the world ranked by density. And the 2 most densily popuplated in the world are in India. China has 6 of these most densily populated cities. Spanish South America has 5 also.
Why don’t you go look this page over as you pray about where God might have you go. There are 125 cities listed. There is a great need all over the world but in these cities the people are literally living on top of each other.
The world’s most expensive big cities in 2012 Go a little bit down the page and you will find these cities listed. It might surprise you what you find.
I love City-Data for the United States. Go study your city. See what the statistics show.
The CIA has a page called the World Factbook that you will enjoy.
You will also enjoy Operation World’s Country Lists.
List of languages by number of native speakers is good to consider as you decide what language you should study and learn.
Travis Snode shared the following two sites with me:
Numbeo which shares the cost of living, etc.
GapMinder a fact based worldview.
Tyler Masters shared the following:
NationMaster where stats come alive, a massive central data source and handy way to graphically compare nations.
John Grasty suggested the following sites:
Eurostat, Your key to European statistics. “I was able to get all sorts of detailed demographics data out of it. I suspect other multinational organizations in other regions may compile similarly detailed stats.”
For statistics on wealth/financial comparisons, Credit Suisse is one of the best. They publish an annual global wealth report that is incredibly detailed and eye opening. Here’s a link to the 2014 report, and here’s a link to a Telegraph (UK) article pointing out some interesting findings. For a ton more detail, check out the Annual Global Wealth Databook. This one is probably more work to use than most, but it is also up to date and from a very accurate source. It is probably most handy to see how wealth is spread out amongst a population.
How about sharing with me other websites that should be listed in this post. These sites are meant to help the person that is studying the world to learn where to go as a missionary or more about a place where your church is supporting a missionary.