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Most Populous Countries in 2100

The 20 Most Populous Countries in 2100

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India is projected to be the most populous country in the world in 2100, stripping China of its current title. India in 2100 is expected to be home to more than 600 million more people than in China.

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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 10.1 billion in the year 2100 although if fertility were to increase above the predicted level, the global population could top 15.8 billion by 2100. 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 2100, presuming no significant boundary changes between now and then.

1) India - 1,550,899,000
2) China - 941,042,000
3) Nigeria - 729,885,000
4) United States - 478,026,000
5) Tanzania - 316,338,000
6) Pakistan - 261,271,000
7) Indonesia - 254,178,000
8) Democratic Republic of the Congo - 212,113,000
9) Philippines - 177,803,000
10) Brazil - 177,349,000
11) Uganda - 171,190,000
12) Kenya - 160,009,000
13) Bangladesh - 157,134,000
14) Ethiopia - 150,140,000
15) Iraq - 145,276,000
16) Zambia - 140,348,000
17) Niger - 139,209,000
18) Malawi - 129,502,000
19) Sudan - 127,621,000*
20) Mexico - 127,081,000

What should stick out on this list, especially compared to current population estimates and 2050 population projections is the preponderance of African countries hight on the list. While population growth rates are expected to decline in most countries in the world, African countries by 2100 may not experience much reduction in population growth. Most notably, Nigeria becomes the third most populous country in the world, a spot long held by the United States of America.

* Population projections for Sudan are not reduced for the creation of South Sudan.

 

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