India To Overtake China's Population By 2022: UN

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India To Overtake China's Population By 2022: UN

With the rapid growth in population in India, the Asian country will soon surpass China’s population by 2022 to become the most populous country in the world. As a matter of fact, even Nigeria is expected to become the third most populous country replacing the United States shortly before 2050, stated a report by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs’ Population Division of the UN.

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The report projects the growth in the current population of the world from nearly 7.6 billion to 8.6 billion by 2030 and 9.8 billion in 2050 and more henceforth. It said roughly about 83 million people are adding to the number every year, raising the figures to an alarming number in spite of the decline in fertility rates from the 1960s.

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The report titled ‘The World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision’ suggests that half of the population growth from now till 2050 will be recorded in 10 leading countries listed as India, Nigeria, Congo, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Tanzania, United States, Uganda and Indonesia.

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Furthermore, it stated that the population of 26 African countries is going to double with time. Nigeria, which is the seventh largest country, is slowly growing in population and is projected to surpass the US before mid-century.

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