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Population 2050

Map No. 11

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By 2050 it is estimated that the earth's human population will be 9.07 billion. 62% of the people will live in Africa, Southern Asia and Eastern Asia - numerically this is the same as if all the world's current population lived just in these regions. In addition another 3000 000 000 will be spread across the rest of the world.

All numbers shown here are estimates - estimates are never perfect.

"The choices that today's generation of young people aged 15-24 years make about the size and spacing of their families will determine whether Planet Earth will have 8, 9 or 11 billion people in the year 2050." United Nations Population Fund, 2005

This map shows the predicted distribution for the estimated world population in 2050.

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