UN Projects World Population Will Reach 8 Billion on Nov. 15

The United Nations estimates that the world’s population will reach 8 billion on Nov. 15 and that India will replace China as the world’s most populous nation next year.

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FILE - Indians wearing face masks as a precaution against the COVID-19, crowd a market, in Mumbai, India, on Jan. 7, 2022. The United Nations estimated Monday, july 11, 2022 that the world’s population will reach 8 billion on Nov. 15 and that India will replace China as the world’s most populous nation next year. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade, File)
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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations estimated Monday that the world’s population will reach 8 billion on Nov. 15 and that India will replace China as the world’s most populous nation next year. In a report released on World Population Day, the U.N. also said global population growth fell below 1% in 2020 for the first time since 1950. According to the latest U.N. projections, the world’s population could grow to around 8.5 billion…

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