World Population Day

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World Population Day is celebrated annually by the United Nations on 11 July.

  • Important facts

  • The day was established in 1989 by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

  • It was inspired by the public interest in 'Five Billion Days' on July 11, 1987. The estimated world population on this date had reached five billion people.

  • The purpose of observance of this day is to raise public awareness on the importance of various population issues such as family planning, maternal health, gender equality, poverty and human rights.

  • The theme for the year 2022 is '8 Billion World: Towards a Resilient Future for All - Harnessing Opportunities and Ensuring Rights and Choices for All'.

  • Additional Information

  • According to the latest United Nations estimates, by July 2022, the world population will exceed 7.96 billion.

  • In 2037 it can cross 9 billion and by 2057 it can cross 10 billion mark.

  • According to the World Population Prospects, 2019, Asia accounts for more than 60% of the world's population. China and India are the most populated countries in the world.

  • 18.78% of the world's people live in China. Whereas 17.45% people live in India. About 36% of the world's people are in China and India.

  • According to estimates, around 2027, India will overtake China in terms of population and become the most populous country in the world.

  • Vatican City, a country in the continent of Europe, is counted among the smallest countries in the world.

  • Maldives is the smallest country in Asia in terms of area and population.

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