World’s Most Typical Person: Han Chinese Man

National Geographic’s new series, “Seven Billion”, attempts to analyze the world’s population of seven billion people.  According to it, the most typical person in the world is a Han-Chinese male. From Wall Street Journal blog:

Nat Geo went on a search for the most typical human face. After crunching the numbers, they discovered their candidate: a 28-year-old Han Chinese male.

According to the magazine, there are nine million people in the world who fit that description.

Not surprisingly, China scores the top spot for both nationality (19% of people are Chinese) and language (13% of people speak Mandarin as their first language).

To discover more about the “most typical person”, see here.

March 4, 2011 3:20 PM
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