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Total Population: The Twenty Most Populous Countries in 1950, 2010, 2050 and 2100 (million)

1950

2010

2050

2100

Source: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division: World Population Prospects, the 2010 Revision. New York. See: www.unpopulation.org
Notes: Due to limitation of space country names were abbreviated. Russia stands for Russian Federation, UK stands for United Kingdom, Iran stands for Islamic Republic of Iran, Congo stands for Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania stands for United Republic of Tanzania, USA stands for United States of America.

Key fact: In 2100, ten out of the twenty most populous countries will be in Africa. Nigeria will be the third most populous country - replacing the United States of America.

In 1950 there were seven European countries among the twenty most populous countries of the world (including the Russian Federation).

There were only two European nations among the group of the twenty most populous nations in 2010 - Germany and the Russian Federation. China and India were, by far, the most populous countries in the World in 2010..

Already by 2050 there will be only one European country among the twenty most populous nations - the Russian Federation. India will have become the most population country with some 400 million people more than China.

By the end of the century ten out of the twenty most populous countries will be in Africa (Nigeria, the United Republic of Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Zambia, Niger, Malawi, Sudan). Nigeria will be the third most populous country in the world. China's population will be some 600 million smaller than that of India.

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