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India to Be World's Most Populous Nation By 2027

India to Be World's Most Populous Nation By 2027

Devotees walk carrying pots on their heads to fill water from the Sabarmati River during the Jal Yatra procession ahead of the annual Rath Yatra or chariot procession of Hindu deity Lord Jagannath in Ahmadabad, India. (Ajit Solanki/AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 19 June 2019 04:12 PM

India will surpass China as the world's most populous country in eight years, according to projections in a United Nations report released this week, CNN reported.

China, which currently has 1.4 billion people, is expected to have decreases in those numbers in the years ahead due to the country's rapidly aging population and falling birth rates.

However, India, with 1.3 billion at present, is expected to experience an increase and pass China by 2027.

The report also predicts that Earth’s total population will be 9.7 billion people in 2050, a monumental, increase from one hundred years earlier, when the global population was only 2.6 billion people.

The report, whose purpose is to supply governments with data as they work towards the UN's 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, also forecasts that Nigeria will become the third most populous nation by 2050 with an estimated 733 million people, overtaking the United States.

The UN puts together the report using demographic trends and evaluating patterns in human fertility, mortality and migration.

"Many of the fastest growing populations are in the poorest countries, where population growth brings additional challenges," United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Liu Zhenmi said in a statement.

The report states that by 2050 more than half of the global population will be concentrated in just nine countries: India, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Indonesia, Egypt and the United States.

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