India to overtake China as world’s most populous country

India will overtake China as the most populated country in the world. The country’s population has reached 1.4286 billion, while China’s population is 1.4257 billion — down 2.9 million. The United Nations Population Fund reported.

Experts did not indicate the exact date when China lost / will lose its leadership due to the «uncertainty» of data coming from countries: for example, the last population census in India was in 2011.

Experts also note that although India and China, according to their forecasts, will account for more than a third of the world’s population, population growth in both countries is slowing down. Last year, China’s population declined for the first time in six years, a historic event that could mark the beginning of a long-term population decline.

Source: News Agency