Official reports, directly from Government's communication channels or indirectly, through local media sources when deemed reliable. We provide the source of each data update in the "Latest Updates" (News) section. Timely updates are made possible thanks to the participation of users around the world and to the dedication of a team of analysts and researchers who validate data from an ever-growing list of over 5,000 sources.
Over the past 15 years, our statistics have been trusted by: Oxford University Press, Wiley, Pearson, CERN, World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), The Atlantic, BBC, Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology, Science Museum of Virginia, Morgan Stanley, IBM, Hewlett Packard, Dell, Kaspersky, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Amazon Alexa, Google Translate, United Nations Rio+20. and many others.
For these counteers, we show estimated current numbers based on statistics and projections from the most reputable official organizations.
Our sources include the United Nations Population Division, World Health Organization (WHO), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Monetary Fund (IMF), and World Bank.
We analyze the available data, perform statistical analysis, and build our algorithm which feeds the real time estimate.
Our counters have been licensed for the United Nations Conference Rio+20, BBC News, U2 concert, World Expo, and prestigious museums and events worldwide.
We try to be as accurate as possible. For each set of statistics we perform extensive research and data mining in order to bring the most authoritative, comprehensive, and timely information to be displayed on the live counters.
As with any statistic, the numbers are not expected to be exact to the single digit, but to provide a fairly accurate and informative description of a phenomenon. This inherited limitation must be taken into account for the correct interpretation of the information.
Worldometer was voted as one of the best free reference websites by the American Library Association (ALA), the oldest and largest library association in the world.
The period from January 1, 2020 (00:00) up to the moment (day and time) when you visit the site.
Counters are reset to zero at the beginning of each solar year, on January 1st.
The period from the beginning of the current day up to the moment you visualize the number, based on your computer's clock.
Worldometers.info is owned by Dadax, an independent company, and run by an international team of developers, researchers, and volunteers with the goal of making world statistics available in a thought-provoking and time relevant format to a wide audience around the world.
We have no political, governmental, or corporate affiliation.
But it had been "Worldometers" until January 2020, when we decided to drop the final "s" based on users' overwhelming preference for "Worldometer." We will eventually migrate to the appropriate domain name.
Publishing Date: 8 April, 2020
Place of publication: Dover, Delaware, U.S.A.