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Most Populous Countries in 2050

Name the countries that are projected to have the highest populations in the year 2050.
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Last updated: August 28, 2016
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Population
Country
1,657 mil
India
1,302 mil
China
398 mil
United States
391 mil
Nigeria
300 mil
Indonesia
291 mil
Pakistan
250 mil
Bangladesh
Population
Country
232 mil
Brazil
228 mil
Ethiopia
155 mil
Philippines
151 mil
Mexico
145 mil
Dem. Rep. of the Congo
138 mil
Egypt
130 mil
Russia
Population
Country
119 mil
Tanzania
111 mil
Vietnam
107 mil
Japan
100 mil
Iran
94 mil
Uganda
90 mil
Turkey
76 mil
Iraq
+16
level 58
Feb 23, 2013
Someone get me a Sprite 'cuz I'm dying of FIRST.
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level 49
Jul 31, 2013
HAHAHAHAHA!
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level 39
Mar 9, 2014
HAHAHAHAHA!
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level 52
Oct 10, 2017
!AHAHAHAHAH
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level 16
May 22, 2018
HAHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHA
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level 17
Apr 7, 2015
lame one
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level 24
May 23, 2018
cringe
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level 38
Jun 2, 2017
Don't worry I have a Sprite right here I'm serious
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level 57
May 22, 2018
huehuehuehuehuehue
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level 32
Nov 13, 2018
Wow Uganda
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level 32
Feb 23, 2013
Very interesting. Looks like China stabilises itself (still a hell lot of people) and Japan will have almost as many people as the biggest country Russia? I don't envy them...
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level 74
Apr 2, 2013
The second part of this statement is already true. Japan has a much higher population density than Russia does. But actually population in both countries is declining. That's the good news. China's one-child policy will also lead to declining population figures soon in China, which is probably bad news for China's economy but good news for the rest of the world. It's a pity more of the world doesn't adopt such policies. The rest of this list: 1.7 BILLION people in India, 400 million crammed into Nigeria (can you imagine how much spam that will generate?), over 500 million angry terrorists-to-be jam packed into east and west Pakistan (and east/Bangladesh is already about the most overcrowded place on Earth), another 100 million mouths to feed (or not) in Ethiopia, and tiny Uganda filling up with north of 125 million people... looks like a nightmare scenario. Plus 33% more traffic in Los Angeles. ugh. We need to start air-dropping giant boxes of birth control on all of these places now.
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level 72
Aug 1, 2013
Yep...that's a lot of future Nigerian princes to send me emails...
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level 71
Oct 31, 2013
That ain't going to happen while the Pope continues to forbid birth control. Uganda and the other African countries have loads of Catholics and the Philippines is lousy with them. Mexico and Brazil the same. You gotta love blind dogma, it's so...compassionate.
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level 56
Mar 29, 2014
@kalbahamut What do you mean good for the rest of the world?
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level 74
Apr 3, 2014
Lio, as China becomes increasingly industrialized they continue to use more and more resources and energy and create more and more pollution. As home to well over a billion people this could become problematic for humanity in general. Not to say that we don't all share in the burden of creating a sustainable future, just singling out China because they currently have so many people and are so rapidly modernizing their economy that it's not really like any place else.
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level 74
Jan 16, 2015
Pakistan's not even in the Middle East, genius.
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level 64
Feb 19, 2015
well you didn't have to add the part of 'terrorists-to-be'….!!!!
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level 74
Apr 3, 2015
No, didn't have to. Though it seems like all the religious accommodationalists out there who want to pretend like religion has nothing to do with violence or terrorism are eager to blame socioeconomic factors instead, and part of that equation would be a country with a very young population and high unemployment- lots of young, unemployed males who feel somehow disenfranchised or discriminated against by the larger world, historically, has been a problem. You don't have to read any racism into my colorful comment if you don't want to.
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level 74
Nov 3, 2015
China just announced the one-child policy being changed to a two-child policy, starting in early 2016. Wonder how much of an effect this will have on their numbers?
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level 34
Jun 21, 2016
I can't see the one child policy working out in Sweden or Japan. Also some people need to understand the mystifying ancient language of sarcasm
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level 53
Sep 4, 2016
Very true. But I think there will be another World War this century that will take care of over population. Look at what's happening with Russia, Ukraine and National combined with China's neighbours becoming hostile to their infringement on their territories, Iran's nuclear embargo bring lifted and their hatred of Saudi Arabia, and Israel and the proxy war involving Syria, Iraq and ISIS. You combine all that with the two Koreas conflict and the India-Pakistan situation and you've got a real mess.
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level 55
Sep 4, 2016
Malthus died in 1834, he predicted the world would end of overpopulation within his lifetime, surely it's time to give it a rest. @gzx5, interstate war is the lowest it's ever been, and nobody is dumb enough to risk MAD. Russia and Ukraine is on the downswing, Korea and India-Pakistan have been around for a long time and are only getting better due to increased economic development (see McDonalds theory), and wouldn't you say Iran's embargo being lifted is a sign of improving relations?
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level 74
Sep 4, 2016
Malthaus was wrong about one thing he said, therefore everything he said is wrong and overpopulation is not a problem? So... if Al Gore didn't really invent the Internet then we can also stop worrying about global warming?


(I know he didn't actually claim to invent the Internet. Just making a point...)
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level 74
Sep 9, 2016
hm... where to move to... middle of the Gobi desert... or perhaps the north face of Mt Everest... so many enticing options.
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level 43
Sep 28, 2016
Well the Chinese changed the one child policy to two child policy so growth of the population will be much more steady thanks to this new policy.
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level 29
Feb 23, 2013
@What, Japan's population is currently 127 million - 107 million is a massive decrease.
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level 32
Feb 24, 2013
Thanks, that's good to know.
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level 60
Apr 3, 2015
An even more massive decrease is projected to take place in Russia: 144 million to 109 million with 35 years, that's about 1 million of decrease per year. Unbelievable, if you ask me.
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level 34
Jun 21, 2016
Why is this surprising to you? Japan has one of the biggest aging populations for a major nation.
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level 3
Mar 1, 2013
OOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! india will be dying because of thirst and hunger.(i live in india)
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level 57
May 22, 2018
Look at Uganda !
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level 62
Sep 2, 2018
Keyboard's stuck. Must be someone jammed elbow to elbow with you.
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level 41
Dec 7, 2013
DAAAAAAANG Nigerians & Indians need to find a new hobby
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level 61
Dec 22, 2013
None of these countries shall exist in 2050 for they shall all be conquered by the Empire of the Dictator!!
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level 74
Dec 23, 2013
Admiral General Haffaz Aladeen?
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level 75
Mar 4, 2014
Gesundheit?
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level 33
Dec 15, 2014
Of Course!
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level 24
Feb 22, 2014
95%
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level 33
Dec 15, 2014
Poor Uganda. Small(ish) size, big @** population.
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level 77
Jan 26, 2015
Uganda be kidding me!
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level 34
Jun 21, 2016
After I incorrectly guessed Tanzania and Kenya, I didn't think to try Uganda. My mistake
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level 51
Apr 3, 2015
Uganda!!! Small little country...
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level 59
Apr 4, 2015
only missed uganda that was a huge surprise
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level 45
Jun 22, 2015
I got Uganda but didn't get India?? I think I might have done too many quizzes today!
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level 75
Jul 16, 2015
Got 100%. Can't believe I guessed Sudan and Uganda.
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level 57
Oct 29, 2015
China will see a much larger population than expected due to the 'One Child Policy's end.
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level ∞
Nov 3, 2015
I wonder. There were already major exceptions to the one-child policy. Also, culturally similar countries tend to have low birth rates. Let's hope that China doesn't have a population explosion. The global projections are scary enough.
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level 75
Jul 15, 2016
Not necessarily. Its successes will stabilise the population; as will some of its unfortunate consequences - like a huge shortage of women in that generation due to preference for sons.
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level 66
Jan 28, 2016
Not a happy prospect. Many of these countries will be in dire straits by then. If nothing changes what will be the populations in 2100 and so on. Because it is in the future nobody will address the real issue and that is if the human species does not cut down on birth rates great tragedy is before us.
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level 41
Mar 4, 2016
that uganda increase is insane. 90 million people in less than 35 years.
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level 39
Mar 29, 2016
I got Uganda but I forgot Turkey?? Dammit Turkey
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level 58
Apr 16, 2016
Missed the hardest two. Didn't see Uganda coming from anywhere. They sure ain't gonna fit all those people there.
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level 73
May 8, 2016
Any wild animals on the verge of extinction should probably give up now.
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level 27
Jul 22, 2016
Wait. Why there aren't Germany, France and UK?
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level 74
Aug 4, 2016
None of these countries currently have 100 million people in them. France's and the UK's population growth rates are very small and Germany's is flat or declining.
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level ∞
Aug 27, 2016
The projections for most of these countries have been revised down in the last couple years. The projection for Ethiopia is now "only" 228 million now, down from 281 million.
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level 75
Aug 29, 2016
A perfect example of why people shouldn't kvetch so much over these things. It's never linear, so you can't just project current rates of growth over decades. The current growth rate is slowing, and the most convincing estimates I've seen of global population show a leveling off at around 9.5-10B. Still a huge number so there's work to be done for us to cope well.
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level 71
Sep 2, 2016
Germany's 82 million right now - do they reckon it will shrink over the next 35 years?
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level ∞
Sep 2, 2016
Clearly the answer is yes
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level 15
Jan 6, 2019
That's good news.
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level 51
Sep 4, 2016
Don't worry, im sure western europe and north america will be more than willing to accept all the excess population from all of these countries, to do anything else would be -ist
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level 74
Sep 4, 2016
I got them all, but, is Iraq new to the list?
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level 58
Sep 4, 2016
Iraq? not anytime soon, at least.
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level 74
Oct 18, 2016
If my math is correct it should be at least another 33 years before it's 2050. So you're probably right.
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level 47
Sep 4, 2016
Ok Germany are already over 80 million how can they not be on this list they aren't going to drop really are they?
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level 65
Sep 4, 2016
Germany has a very low fertility rate, so the population is shrinking (at least in years in which they don't accept a million asylum seekers).
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level 45
Sep 8, 2016
Germany has 83mil now it's gonna decline in the future?
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level ∞
Sep 9, 2016
Please read the comments before posting your own
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level 28
Apr 22, 2017
CAN YOU PLEASE MAKE ONE OF MY QUIZZES ELIGEBLE FOR POINTS?PLEASE
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level 58
Sep 15, 2016
Oh snap!
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level 28
Apr 22, 2017
ok
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level 67
May 1, 2017
I bet a lot of these declining populations (like Japan or most of Europe) will change course as more and more immigrants replace the current populations.
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level 28
May 6, 2017
hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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level 46
May 20, 2017
Germnay's present population is over 81 million
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level 51
May 29, 2017
It all looks scary, but Uganda beats everything...
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level 38
Jun 2, 2017
How did I not think of Iraq?
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level 52
Jun 29, 2017
i typed "uganda" but it wasn't accepted.
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level 19
Jul 3, 2017
Who thought UGANDA was on here???
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level 55
Jul 3, 2017
Great Quiz - more than interesting...
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level 53
Jul 3, 2017
I wonder if climate change was accounted for. A lot of these countries are in the areas that are getting hotter and drier, and autocratic, and look at Syria for what can happen with climate change under a dictator.
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level 44
Jul 21, 2017
1.02 left took ages to think of Uganda
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level 53
Aug 24, 2017
By 2050 Bangladesh will basically be a city
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level 58
Oct 10, 2017
Uganda is the Bangladesh of 2050, and Bangladesh will be... incomparable.
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level 65
Mar 9, 2018
This quiz makes me sad.
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level 59
Apr 19, 2018
Uganda is a bomb of population.
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level 38
May 12, 2018
Surprising that Uganda will have more than Turkey.......Turkey has 40 mil more people than it.
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level 38
May 22, 2018
(as of right now)
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level 65
Oct 16, 2018
Where's Thanos when you need him?
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level 57
Oct 16, 2018
There are no countries here that are considered solely European.
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