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Population Passed by Pakistan

In 1950, Pakistan was the world's 13th largest country by population. Today it ranks fifth. Which countries did it pass to achieve its current position?
Note: Population based on CURRENT national boundaries, not historical ones
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Last updated: May 22, 2023
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Year passed
Population then
Country
1962
47.6 mil
France
1966
52.5 mil
Italy
1968
55.4 mil
United Kingdom
1980
78.8 mil
Germany
1984
92.6 mil
Bangladesh
1994
128 mil
Japan
1999
148 mil
Russia
2012
201 mil
Brazil
2037
306 mil
Indonesia
2054
382 mil
United States
27 Comments
+38
Level ∞
May 22, 2023
In 2043, Pakistan is projected to itself be passed by Nigeria. How does it feel, Pakistan?
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Level 72
May 24, 2023
Go go go Nigeria!
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Level 75
May 25, 2023
I do think this quiz would be even more interesting with Nigeria which is growing faster than Pakistan
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Level 67
Jun 1, 2023
But the alliteration wouldn't be quite the same if Nigeria was chosen. Unless it was titled 'Nations Nudged by Nigeria's Newborn Numbers' or something
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Level 66
Jun 1, 2023
Hey QuizzerBros, I have an idea! You should do for the title Nations Nudged by Number of Nig-erians
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Level 20
Jun 18, 2023
good alliteration. That really should be a quiz!
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Level 43
Jun 1, 2023
in 2190, khan baba will pass pakistan.
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Level 56
Jun 1, 2023
Haha
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Level 75
Sep 27, 2023
*sigh*

- The Planet, probably

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Level 84
May 22, 2023
Not that difficult, but really cool! Would love to see a series of these.
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Level 70
May 22, 2023
It's crazy how the population of Pakistan more than doubled in just 30 years.
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Level 35
Jun 1, 2023
yet it does not even have a few billion dollars for its citizens.
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Level 71
Nov 13, 2023
almost no one pays their taxes
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Level 59
May 15, 2024
dtm
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Level 65
May 23, 2023
In 2022 Africa and Asia combined had 6 billion out of the ~8 billion people (75%) and by 2100 all contitnents will decrease in population apart from Africa, Oceania and North America.
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Level 28
May 23, 2023
Don’t trust Maxibon, he loves Asian dads..
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Level 72
May 28, 2023
Face palm on the one I missed. I did every single remotely decent sized country in Europe (and SA, Asia and Africa) apart from it. I completely blanked on it existing. Sigh, merde.
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Level 28
Jun 1, 2023
what was it
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Level 46
Jun 1, 2023
Its crazy to see that Nigeria isn't on this list
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Level 59
Jun 1, 2023
Nigeria will pass Pakistan. So it was likely always below Pakistan so far
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Level 47
Jun 1, 2023
I'm german and almost missed Germany, but that number is not right. It's east and west combined and those were two very different countries in 1980.

Oh and Russia ... how did I almost miss Russia???

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Level 47
Jun 1, 2023
5 of them are in Europe + 1 more traditional old-age power (Japan). Wow, that is mind-blowing. Pakistan never passed countries like Mexico, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand and others and was always bigger. I supposed Asian powers to be there.
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Level 67
Jun 2, 2023
Represent
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Level 67
Jun 2, 2023
44 seconds
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Level 61
Jun 2, 2023
my guy is so dedicated to this quiz he traveled 30 years into the future
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Level 46
Jan 3, 2024
By coincidence, as I was doing this quiz, there was an advert about Pakistan on the page. Also, as a Nigerian (but born in the UK) I am excited about the increased population projection, but I hope the government will be able to sustain it.