Most Populous Countries in 2050

The 20 Most Populous Countries in 2050

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In May 2011, the United Nations Population Division released their World Population Prospects, a set of population projections out to the year 2100 for the planet earth and for individual countries. The United Nations expects the global population to reach 9 billion in the year 2043. The next set of population projections will be issued by the United Nations in 2013. What follows is a listing of the twenty most populous countries in the year 2050, presuming no significant boundary changes between now and then.

1. India - 1,692,008,000
2. China - 1,295,604,000
3. United States - 403,101,000
4. Nigeria - 389,615,000
5. Indonesia - 293,456,000
6. Pakistan - 274,875,000
7. Brazil - 222,843,000
8. Bangladesh - 194,353,000
9. Philippines - 154,939,000
10. Democratic Republic of the Congo - 148,523,000
11. Ethiopia - 145,187,000
12. Mexico - 143,925,000
13. Tanzania - 138,312,000
14. Russia - 126,188,000
15. Egypt - 123,452,000
16. Japan - 108,549,000
17. Vietnam - 103,962,000
18. Kenya - 96,887,000
19. Uganda - 94,259,000
20. Turkey - 91,617,000

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