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2023-04-25 21:00:00, Kuriozitete CNA

For decades, the country with the largest population in the world / China is

For as long as many can remember, China has been known as the nation with the most citizens. In fact, since the United Nations began keeping global population records in the 1950s, China has always topped the list. 

Just a few years ago, in 2019, the United Nations predicted that China's population would continue its unstoppable growth, reaching its peak in 2031 and 2032. But earlier this year, China revealed that it had entered the a period of negative population growth. 

And now, for the first time since records began, India has overtaken China as the most populous country in the world with 1,425,775,850 citizens (at the time of writing). 

Experts believe it is the result of policies that fined families who had more than one child, forced women to have abortions and sterilized Chinese citizens. While it seemed to give the country control over its rising birth rate, now the nation is beginning to face an aging population.

India, on the other hand, has seen its population grow by more than a billion since censuses began in 1950. The United Nations expects India to reach its peak of 1.7 billion by 2064. Compared to 49,400 births in China per day, 86,000 babies are reported to be born every day in India. 

 

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