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The population is growing

Developments

  • The world population passed 7 billion in 2011, and reached about 7.75 billion by the end of 2019.
  • The 20th century started with a global human population of 1.6 billion people and ended with 6.1 billion.
    | Related Megatrends: Inequality; MigrationSecurity
  • Of the world population, 10% lives in Europe and Russia, around 13% lives in the Americas, 17% lives in Africa, and the other over 60% lives in Asia.
  • At present, China and India are the most populous countries in the world, each with more than 1.3 billion people, together representing almost 37% (18.5% and 17.5% respectively) of the world’s population. | Related Megatrends: Geopower

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