How Many Women Are in the World?

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Around 49.6 percent of the world's population is female, with a total female population of 3,710,295,643. There are 101 men for every 100 women across the globe. At birth, men outnumber women 107 to 100, but male life span is shorter.

Nearly 1.28 billion of the world's female population lives in two countries, China and India. Curacao, Martinique, Latvia and Lithuania have the largest proportional female populations, with women in those countries making up more than 54 percent of the populace. On the other hand, many countries in the Arab world are more male-dominated, with women making up less than 40 percent of the population in Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman and Bahrain.