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Nigeria’ll be world’s 3rd most populous country by 2050

Nigeria’ll be world’s 3rd most populous country by 2050
December 15
08:16 2015

Nigeria will be the third most populous country in the world by 2050, standing behind just India and China, a United Nations study has projected.

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Nigeria’s population, currently the seventh largest in the world, is growing most rapidly and is projected to surpass that of the United States by about 2050, at which point the African country would become the third largest in the world.

According to a new UN report, “World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision”, the current world population of 7.3 billion is expected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030, 9.7 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion in 2100.

“Understanding the demographic changes that are likely to unfold over the coming years, as well as the challenges and opportunities that they present for achieving sustainable development, is key to the design and implementation of the new development agenda,” Wu Hongbo, UN under-secretary-general for economic and social affairs, said.

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Most of the projected increase in the world’s population can be attributed to a short list of high-fertility countries, mainly in Africa, or countries with already large populations.

During 2015-2050, half of the world’s population growth is expected to be concentrated in nine countries: India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, United Republic of Tanzania, United States of America (USA), Indonesia and Uganda, listed according to the size of their contribution to the total growth.

China and India remain the two largest countries in the world, each with more than 1 billion people, representing 19 and 18 % of the world’s population, respectively. But by 2022, the population of India is expected to surpass that of China.

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By 2050, six countries are expected to exceed 300 million: China, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Pakistan, and the USA.

During this period, the populations of 28 African countries are projected to more than double, and by 2100, ten African countries are projected to have increased by at least a factor of five: Angola, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mali, Niger, Somalia, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania and Zambia.

4 Comments

  1. Laura
    Laura February 09, 20:33

    Nice,its good but let there not be over population

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  2. Jim osiname
    Jim osiname March 26, 12:28

    We must start to develop the infrastructures necessary to direct, disciple, organize, and support this growing population. The structures that will enable production and its exchange with the least interruption and the means that we can all atain our our basic primary needs. Structures that will capacitate the individual and institution to partake in our future is primary to a bright planned future. A future population growth as this without a plan may be chaotic.

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  3. mr barade
    mr barade April 19, 00:52

    this is God will and even if we become the 1st world population ALLAH will still protect us and guide us

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  4. salisu ado gumel
    salisu ado gumel June 09, 16:24

    Your comment..so fine because the new generation are not corrupt Nigeria will get good leaders Amen so that the nation will develop more than China because of so many reasons.

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