The Flowing Data blog has created an incredible infographic on world demographics. It’s designed to be a poster for sale, but there’s an online zoomable version. This is their simple description:

In whole, the report tells a story of how we live and die, and the stuff in between.

Though it’s “busy-looking,” I haven’t seen any other kind of graphical representation of this amount of data, which makes it a lot more accessible to English Language Learners than most encyclopedias.

I’m adding it to The Best Reference Websites For English Language Learners.