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Population to reach 8.1 billion by 2025

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By The Associated Press
Thursday, June 13, 2013, 9:36 p.m.
 

The United Nations forecast on Thursday that the world's population will increase from 7.2 billion today to 8.1 billion in 2025, with most growth in developing countries and more than half in Africa. By 2050, it will reach 9.6 billion.

India's population is expected to surpass China's about 2028, when both countries will have populations of around 1.45 billion, according to the report on “World Population Prospects.” While India's population is forecast to grow to 1.6 billion and then slowly decline to 1.5 billion in 2100, China's is expected to start decreasing after 2030, possibly falling to 1.1 billion in 2100.

In another notable finding, the report said Nigeria's population is expected to surpass the population of the United States before the middle of the century, when the U.S. population is projected to be 400.8 million and Nigeria's 440.3 million.

 

 
 


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