World Population Tops 4.12 Billion

UNITED NATIONS--The world's population stood at 4.124 billion as of mid-1977, according to the United Nations' latest estimate released yesterday.

The U.N. 1977 Demographic Yearbook says there are 2.355 billion persons--more than half the world's population--in Asia, 584 million in the Americans, 478 million in Europe, 424 million in Africa, and 22.2 million in Oceania.

The yearbook also says that as of 1975 women outnumbered men, 1,987,049,000 to 1,979,956,000.