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Population - India to surpass China by 2022: UN

By The Assam Tribune

WASHINGTON, July 29 - India is expected to surpass China to become the world�s most populous nation by 2022, the United Nations said today.

China and India remain the two largest countries in the world, each with more than 1 billion people, representing 19 and 18 per cent of the world�s population, respectively.

�But by 2022, the population of India is expected to surpass that of China,� said the report �World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision�, released by the UN.

Currently, among the 10 largest countries in the world, one is in Africa (Nigeria), five are in Asia (Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, and Pakistan), two are in Latin America (Brazil and Mexico), one is in Northern America (USA), and one is in Europe (Russian Federation).

Of these, Nigeria�s population is growing the most rapidly. Consequently, the population of Nigeria is projected to surpass that of the US by about 2050.

By 2050, six countries are expected to exceed 300 million: China, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Pakistan, and the USA, the report said. � PTI

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Population - India to surpass China by 2022: UN

WASHINGTON, July 29 - India is expected to surpass China to become the world�s most populous nation by 2022, the United Nations said today.

China and India remain the two largest countries in the world, each with more than 1 billion people, representing 19 and 18 per cent of the world�s population, respectively.

�But by 2022, the population of India is expected to surpass that of China,� said the report �World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision�, released by the UN.

Currently, among the 10 largest countries in the world, one is in Africa (Nigeria), five are in Asia (Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, and Pakistan), two are in Latin America (Brazil and Mexico), one is in Northern America (USA), and one is in Europe (Russian Federation).

Of these, Nigeria�s population is growing the most rapidly. Consequently, the population of Nigeria is projected to surpass that of the US by about 2050.

By 2050, six countries are expected to exceed 300 million: China, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Pakistan, and the USA, the report said. � PTI