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population

Pronunciation: /ˌpɑːpjəˈleɪʃən; ˌpɒpjʊˈleɪʃən/

Translation of population in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 countable/numerable 1.1 (number) población (feminine) what is the population of Thailand? ¿cuántos habitantes or qué población tiene Tailandia? the working/student population la población activa/estudiantil built for a population of 5,000, the prison now houses 8,740 la cárcel, que fue construida para 5.000 reclusos, hoy alberga a 8.740 (before noun/delante del nombre) population growth crecimiento (masculine) demográfico
    Example sentences
    • The difference between these numbers expresses the rate of natural growth of the population per 1,000 inhabitants.
    • This region inhabited by populations that depend on farming in particular and the agricultural sector in general needs its productive manpower for the promotion of this sector.
    • For that matter, the tropical islands' native populations are not all that enamored with seeing an influx of any other races, white or otherwise.
    1.2 (individuals) (+ singular or plural verb/+ verbo en singular o plural) población (feminine) most of the country's population lives o live in abject poverty la mayor parte de la población del país vive en la miseria más absoluta per head of population per cápita the entire population of the town turned out to welcome them todo el pueblo salió a darles la bienvenida (before noun/delante del nombre) population center o (British English/inglés británico) centre núcleo (masculine) or centro (masculine) poblado
    Example sentences
    • Microsatellites are an important source of information about the phylogenetic relationships among human populations.
    • Similar changes have occurred in the human and animal populations of other Asian countries, creating an incredible mixing vessel for viruses.
    • The trails will enable visitors to easily discover Camp Henry's wide variety of natural habitats with their diverse populations of plants and animals.

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