The United Nations on Monday revealed that India will overtake China as the world’s most populous country in the coming week, hitting almost 1.43 billion people. 


The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs stated that; ‘By the end of this month, India’s population is expected to reach 1,425,775,850 people, matching and then surpassing the population of mainland China’.


Sometime last week the UN’s annual State of World Population report said the milestone would come by midyear 2023.


India is topping China due to both rapid growth in its own population and a decline in China’s after hitting 1.426 billion last year.


Regarded as the world’s most heavily populated country since the fall of the Roman Empire in the 5th Century CE, China is expected to decline steadily to around one billion people by the end of this century, according to UN projections.


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