1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (dominical letter D) of the Gregorian calendar, the 1970th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 970th year of the 2nd millennium, the seventieth year of the 20th century, and the first year of the 1970s decade.

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World3,692,492,0003,334,874,000 357,618,0004,068,109,000 375,617,000
Africa357,283,000313,744,000 43,539,000408,160,000 50,877,000
Asia2,143,118,0001,899,424,000 243,694,0002,397,512,000 254,394,000
Europe655,855,000634,026,000 21,829,000675,542,000 19,687,000
Latin America284,856,000250,452,000 34,404,000321,906,000 37,050,000
North America231,937,000219,570,000 12,367,000243,425,000 11,488,000
Oceania19,443,00017,657,000 1,786,00021,564,000 2,121,000

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