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India will be the world’s most populous country by 2023

India will be the world's most populous country by 2023

India is the second-most populous country. But, as per the reports of the United Nations, soon India will surpass China and become the world’s most populous country. The report says that India’s population will surpass China by 2023.

The report also says that the world population will reach eight billion by November this year. As per the projection, India’s population will grow to 1.668 billion by 2050, while the population of China will be 1.317 billion.

The latest projections say that the world population will grow to nearly 8.5 billion in 2030 and 9.7 billion in 2050. It also forecasts that the population will grow to around 10.4 billion by 2080, which is a peak. After that, it will remain at the same level till 2100.

It says that the global population is growing at its slowest rate since 1950. Due to the pandemic effect, it had fallen under one per cent in 2020.


Today is World Population Day. It is observed on July 11 each year to promote awareness of issues related to the global population. That’s why the United Nations released the latest projections for the global population. As per the report, India will surpass China and emerge as the world’s most populous country by 2023.

The world’s two most populous regions in 2022 have 2.3 billion people. China and India comprise over 1.4 billion people each in 2022. While India’s population is 1.412 billion, China’s population is 1.426 billion. These two regions have around 30 per cent of the global population. Similarly, Central and Southern Asia represent 26 per cent of the global population.

The report says that over half of the estimated increase in population will be in just eight countries up to 2050. India is one of them. The remaining nations are the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria, Pakistan, Egypt, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and the Philippines.

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