Nigeria sets to become World’s Third Most Populous Nation by 2050

Nigeria sets to become World’s Third Most Populous Nation by 2050 according to a new report from the United Nations. Nigeria is currently posting the fastest rate of population growth worldwide. Within the next seven years, India is expected to surpass China as the most populous nation. The United States is also going to be overtaken by Nigeria by 2050 to become the world’s third most populous nation.

Nigeria is said to be among the ten countries that are expected to account collectively for over half the world’s projected population increase between now and 2050. The other countries are India, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Tanzania, the United States, Uganda, Indonesia and Egypt.

The following infographic shows the world’s most populous nations in 2050 and it was created using the UN’s data.

Infographic: The World's Most Populous Nations In 2050 | Statista You will find more statistics at Statista

Currently, the world has a population of nearly 7.6 billion people and that’s increasing, though at a slower pace than in the recent past. The population is growing at a rate of 1.1 percent, meaning an extra 83 million people are being added to the planet’s population every year.

The global population is going to surpass 8 billion by 2030 and hit 9.8 billion by 2050, according to a new report from the United Nations. There’s an estimated 962 million people aged 60 and over around the globe (13 percent of the population), and that is going to expand steadily over the coming years. In 2030, 1.4 billion people will be aged over 60 and that could reach 3.1 billion by 2100.

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