India may have already surpassed China in population: report

India may have already surpassed China in population: report

According to a report by Bloomberg India may have already surpassed China as the world’s most populous nation. The report was presented by citing estimates from the World Population Review which is an independent organisation focused on census and demographics.

According to the organisation’s estimate, India’s population stood at 1.417 billion as of the end of 2022, a little over 5 million more than the 1.412 billion reported by China when Beijing announced the first decline in population numbers since the 1960s. Although, the United Nations expects India to reach the milestone later this year.

On the contrary, China’s population shrank by 850,000 in 2022 compared to a year ago, according to data released by the National Statistics Bureau. In its estimate, the United Nations said that more than half of the estimated increase in global population between 2022 and 2050 will be in just eight countries: Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines and Tanzania.

 

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