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Five Most Populated Countries in 2050 by Continent

For each continent, name the five countries that are projected to have the highest population in the year 2050.
Source: Wikipedia
Population within the continent only
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Last updated: January 24, 2020
First submittedJanuary 16, 2017
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Africa
402 mil
Nigeria
228 mil
Ethiopia
145 mil
D. R. Congo
138 mil
Egypt
119 mil
Tanzania
 
 
Asia
1,657 mil
India
1,438 mil
China
327 mil
Indonesia
291 mil
Pakistan
202 mil
Bangladesh
Europe
100 mil
Russia
72 mil
Germany
71 mil
United Kingdom
69 mil
France
61 mil
Italy
 
 
North America
398 mil
United States
151 mil
Mexico
41 mil
Canada
23 mil
Guatemala
14 mil
Dominican Republic
Oceania
29 mil
Australia
10 mil
Papua New Guinea
5 mil
New Zealand
1 mil
Solomon Islands
1 mil
Fiji
 
 
South America
239 mil
Brazil
56 mil
Colombia
54 mil
Argentina
40 mil
Venezuela
37 mil
Peru
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Level 62
Jan 20, 2017
India > China?
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Level 62
Jan 21, 2017
Surprise?
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Level 40
Jan 24, 2017
China's population growth is slowing under India's, India's will have skyrocketed
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Level 67
Aug 26, 2017
... while most of the largest cities are on the coast, the central part is just as fertile and inhabitable as the coast. there's plenty of obscure cities larger than paris or nyc in the interior.
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Level 44
Jan 18, 2018
true, and besides, thats chinas government controlling the population whereas india just has it out of control
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Level 61
Jun 8, 2018
China has the one-child per family politics that controls the population increase. India doesn't have such several politics conserning this issue.
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Level 50
Sep 27, 2018
Although China is considering lifting this policy, so it will be interesting to see how that affects the population growth.
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Level 43
Dec 30, 2018
With more people being literate, India does not need any such policy as automatically there are less number of children per couple i.e,1 or 2 or three in majority of families and there are very less couple with more than these no. in today's generation. And following policies will definitely lead to higher older population like china so its better that no. bring down by their own and I think no.s are reducing very fast.
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Level 66
Mar 18, 2020
Reducing very fast? What? They gained more than 13,5 million last year..
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Level 71
Jan 22, 2017
kinda scary
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Level 47
Jan 24, 2017
Is Fiji projected to decrease in population by more than 10% yet still make the top 5? Interesting.
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Level 35
Jan 24, 2017
Well, top 5 of Oceania, which is not saying a lot
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Level 78
Jan 24, 2017
yeah really. Considering most of the rest of the "continent" might be under water before too long.
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Level ∞
Jan 24, 2020
@kalbahamut. Worst case scenario is a 1 meter sea level rise by 2100. Eventually many countries will be underwater. But the key word here is eventually.
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Level 78
Feb 4, 2020
Nauru has a mean elevation of 0 m above sea level. Many other Oceanic nations aren't too much higher. There will be flooding, erosion, slowly turning what land they have swampy, salty, and uninhabitable, and eventually total submersion. It won't happen immediately but I'm sure it will happen faster than the people living there would like it to. Population displacements are already occurring.
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Level 70
Mar 12, 2020
many of the smaller countries in Oceania will lose most of their territory, but Fiji won't, so its population would be expected to rise due to people fleeing the lower-lying countries.
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Level 45
Jan 24, 2017
wow...
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Level 48
Jan 24, 2017
In most of the other quizzes PNG is listed as part of Asia.
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Level 67
Jan 24, 2017
what ??? seriously ? it is not and never was part of Asia, in real life and in any jetpunk quizz...
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Level 62
Jan 24, 2017
Name one valid quiz and I'll change it
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Level 15
Jan 24, 2017
Agreed.
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Level 44
Jan 18, 2018
i have not seen it like this on any quiz and ive looked at about a hundred of these already
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Level 61
Jan 24, 2017
So many people in Nigeria :O And it's not a big country
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Level 62
Dec 3, 2017
More than in the U.S. !!!!
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Level 20
Dec 25, 2019
This is projecting it to *double* in the next 30 years, after it's already doubled in the past 30 years
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Level 61
Apr 4, 2020
I have been paying a lot more attention to population stats since starting to do jetpunk quizzes. Actually Nigeria is not that small a country, approximately one tenth the size of the US, if my eyes don't deceive me, and the USA has a lot more in the way of desert and mountainous regions. Nearly four times the size of the UK. Currently, for all that it has that teeming metropolis Lagos (OK, I've never been there), Nigeria currently has a lower population density than the UK. But that certainly won't be true if Nigeria does double in population again.
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Level 27
Jan 24, 2017
Great! :)
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Level 30
Jan 24, 2017
I forgot Germany and the Uk, but I somehow managed to guess Fiji and Tanzania
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Level 48
May 22, 2017
Well when you asked about the top five biggest in Oceania, it is always those three. In fact I don't think their placings moved from where they are today.
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Level 61
Jan 25, 2017
Canada's population as of 2016 was about 36,000,000.
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Level 64
Jan 29, 2017
Your point?
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Level 58
Jan 25, 2017
Congo just ... come on man, just stop, ok?
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Level 62
Mar 12, 2020
What about Nigeria?
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Level 38
Jan 25, 2017
I thought Argentina would have more than 55 million. It is only 10 millon more than now!
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Level 45
Jan 26, 2017
I didn't realise Papua new Guinea had that many more people -or is predicted to in the future - than new Zealand (even though I guessed both)
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Level 44
Jul 12, 2017
I forgot the Solomon Islands.....
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Level 54
Jan 27, 2018
How could I forget about Nigeria?
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Level 58
May 23, 2018
I think the answers were exactly the same as the current day one. It just seems that some of the orders are different.
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Level 80
Jul 5, 2018
Close, but not quite. Cuba's still ahead of Haiti, at least according to Wiki.
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Level 68
Sep 27, 2018
This is assuming that the East African Federation merger does not occur. If the merger does happen, it will likely be a top-10 if not top-5 population by 2050.
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Level 50
Sep 27, 2018
Really good quiz.
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Level 61
Dec 4, 2018
I do not think India would be having 1.7 billion. Yes, India would certainly surpass China but 1.7 billion is TOO much!!
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Level 68
Dec 30, 2018
With a positive increase of 50,000 per day and rising, I think the 1.7 billion may be overtaken before 2050.
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Level 66
Mar 18, 2020
Yea curently the growth is 1% per year, so if it stays that way it would reach that in 21 years. 1.380.000x 1,0121=1.700.700

x1,01 is the same as 1% and the 21 just means you do that 21 times

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Level 68
Dec 30, 2018
Germany to lose 8 million and UK to gain 9 million.......... doesn't seem correct to me.......
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Level 58
Jan 21, 2019
Why not? Germany has a lower birth rate than the UK. Germany's population would be shrinking even faster if it weren't for immigration.
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Level 55
Jan 18, 2019
I predict India to have a population of 1000 mil and UK 780 mil
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Level 70
Mar 9, 2019
How can New Zealand be only 5 million people in 2050, when it has gone up from 4.3 million to 4.8 million in just the last decade?
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Level 38
Aug 20, 2019
this shouldn't really be a surprise as most countries where white people are a majority are declining in population. The only thing keeping those populations stable is the influx of immigrants and refugees. Just take a look at Europe. Without immigrants, the continent's population would be stagnant, if not, slowly declining. And considering the fact that Australia and New Zealand were mainly populated by European colonists who were fleeing the destruction of Europe, places like Canada, America, Oceania and South America will soon follow this trend if they aren't already.
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Level 70
Dec 14, 2019
But New Zealand has a much higher immigration rate than most of the rest of those counries
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Level 50
Dec 24, 2019
Yes, but I would guess the quiz doesn't account for immigration, because this is something that fluctuates, and cannot be accurately predicted in the future. Instead, I suspect the data relies just on population growth in the countries.
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Level 76
Jan 25, 2020
NZ is already hitting 5 million this year. It took 16 years for it to go from 4 to 5 million and the immigration rate is now the highest in the OECD, 5 times higher than the US, 3 times higher than the UK, double Australia's. The population projections always take immigration into account, so the source material for this projection is very clearly wrong. Stats NZ actually predicts a population of 7.5 million in 2068 even if immigration falls to half the current rate.
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Level 66
Mar 18, 2020
. The yearly increase is slowing down, but worldometers estimates it at 5,6 mil at 2050, reaching 5 mil as early as 2025.
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Level 52
Aug 27, 2019
Definite lack of change in Europe except the uk. And nigeria is going to exceed the usa🤔
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Level 65
Dec 24, 2019
People seriously need to start using condoms...
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Level 23
Feb 13, 2020
Lol
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Level 56
Dec 30, 2019
Overpopulation is the biggest threat to humankind. When resources and food become scarce there will be wars, famine etc I certainly wouldn't want to be an African or Asian during those times.
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Level 68
Jan 18, 2020
This is a terrifying forecast for Bangladesh. The country is already basically a river delta, and is hugely prone to problems of flooding, river migration, extreme rain cycles, and overcrowding. This is coupled with the fact that neighboring countries are not exactly friendly, and in Modi's India increasingly hostile to Bangladeshis.
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Level ∞
Jan 24, 2020
In positive news the birth rate for Bangladesh has declined by a lot in recent years and is actually below replacement levels now:

https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SP.DYN.TFRT.IN?locations=BD

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Level ∞
Jan 24, 2020
So while the population of Bangladesh will continue to grow for the next 30 years or so, it will level off and then start to decline. Many countries have seen similar trends thanks to higher standards of living and more empowerment for women.
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Level 68
Jan 24, 2020
How can Ethiopia feed, water, employ and keep healthy 228 million people?.......
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Level 23
Feb 13, 2020
How can Nigeria feed over 400,000,000 people! And in 2100, Nigeria’s population will be 750mil to 1bil
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Level 71
Jan 25, 2020
Let's see how migration develops, when people have no resources anymore. It's probably never reaching those numbers.
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Level 69
Mar 8, 2020
Is this taking into effect the crisis in Venezuela? Ten to twenty percent of the population have left the country.
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Level 22
Mar 12, 2020
missed Ethiopia :c