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575. World Population Day ー A Look at Population Trends in Countries Around the World

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World Population Day was proposed by the United Nations Population Fund in 1989 and officially designated as an international day by the UN General Assembly in 1990 to raise awareness of world population issues. The day was chosen because the world's population exceeded 5 billion on July 11, 1987.

According to The State of World Population 2022 published by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the current world population is 7.954 billion, an increase of 79 million compared to last year. Japan's population is 126 million, the 11th largest in the world, down 100,000 from 2021.

We have created a dashboard that shows the population trends of countries around the world, utilizing data from the United Nations World Population Prospects 2019 (World Population Prospects 2019) *. Click on a specific country on the map to see the population trends for that country from 1950 to 2100 in the chart below.

Understanding the possible trends of future population levels is critical for addressing global food supply and demand, development issues, and climate change. We invite you to review the past and future population trends for each country in the world.

*Population data for every 10 years was used, and projections were based on mid-range estimates.



World Population Dashboard

*Click on a country

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Pick Up 333. July 11 is World Population Day
Refer to a bar chart showing the top 15 countries in terms of population.

The State of World Population 2022:

World Population Prospects 2019:

Contributor and Dashboard Creator: KANAMORI Norihito (Information and Public Relations Office)


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