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Jul 12, 2022 07:01 PM
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India to Surpass China as Most Populous Nation in 2023, U.N. Says

Commuters exit the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus railway station in Mumbai on July 6, 2020. Photo: Bloomberg
Commuters exit the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus railway station in Mumbai on July 6, 2020. Photo: Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) — India is expected to surpass China to become the world’s most populous nation in 2023, four years ahead of an earlier estimate by the United Nations.

The U.N. expects global population to hit 8 billion on Nov. 15 and grow to 8.5 billion by 2030. More than half the projected rise between now and 2050 is expected to be in just eight countries: Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines and Tanzania, according to a report titled World Population Prospects 2022.

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