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  Western Europe

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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
800

5.0 - 6.7
8.0
12.2
8.8

1500
1550
1580
1594

15.0 - 18.0
16.0
20.0
18.5

1850
1860
1870
1880

35.6
36.5
36.9
37.5

5.0
12.0
16.0
14.5

1600
1670
1700
1715

20.0
18.0
21.0
19.2

1890
1900
1910
1920

38.4
38.9
39.5
39.0

850
1200
1226
1300

1320
1328
1330
1340

20.0
13.0 - 16.0
12.0 - 20.0
21.0

1740
1775
1789
1801

24.6
25.0
27.6
27.5

1930
1940
1950
1960

41.6
39.0
41.8
45.7

1345
1350
1357-1453
1457

20.2
18.0
16.6
19.7

1810
1820
1830
1840

29.3
30.3
32.4
34.1

1970
1980
1990
2000
2010

50.8
53.9
56.7
59.3
64.7


Spain
 

0
1350
1500

4.0
6.0
6.0 - 10.0

1797
1815
1820

10.5
12.5
11.0

1910
1920
1930

19.8
21.2
23.3

1550
1600
1650
1700

7.0
8.0
7.0
5.0

1840
1850
1860
1870

14.0
15.7
15.6
16.2

1940
1950
1960
1970

25.8
27.9
30.5
33.8

1750
1769
1787

9.0
9.2
10.3

1880
1890
1900

16.9
17.8
18.5

1980
1990
2000
2010

37.5
39.0
39.4
46.0


Portugal
 

0
1500
1600
1768

1.0
1.0
2.0
2.4

1854
1861
1864
1878

3.8
4.0
4.2
4.6

1930
1940
1950
1960

6.8
7.7
8.4
8.9

1801
1821
1835
1841

2.9
3.0
3.1
3.7

1890
1900
1910
1920

5.1
5.4
5.9
6.0

1970
1980
1990
2000
2010

9.0
9.8
9.9
10.0
10,6