Population comes from the Latin populus, meaning “the people.”  We say population when we talk about a group of people living in a particular area, such as a city, country, region, continent, or even the world. 

See also « What is Population Density? » at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gslme2JuYFA


Population – Le nombre de personnes ou d’animaux vivant dans un espace ou un territoire donné.