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Countries With More than 50 Million people

Name all the countries that have a population of at least 50 million people.
Date = approximate date that country reached 50 million
Population according to Wikipedia, October 2018
Last updated: October 22, 2018
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Date
Population
Country
100 B.C.
1,395 m
China
500
1,338 m
India
1880
328 m
United States
1916
265 m
Indonesia
1949
210 m
Brazil
1964
202 m
Pakistan
1965
193 m
Nigeria
1960
165 m
Bangladesh
1825
147 m
Russia
1911
126 m
Japan
1969
125 m
Mexico
1992
108 m
Ethiopia
1982
107 m
Philippines
1985
98 m
Egypt
1977
95 m
Vietnam
Date
Population
Country
2003
84 m
D.R. Congo
1893
83 m
Germany
1987
82 m
Iran
1985
81 m
Turkey
1984
69 m
Thailand
1966
67 m
France
1948
66 m
United Kingdom
1960
60 m
Italy
2008
58 m
South Africa
2014
54 m
Tanzania
2005
54 m
Myanmar
2012
52 m
South Korea
2017
51 m
Kenya
2018
50 m
Colombia
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level 43
Nov 7, 2016
What I find interesting about the dates is that it took China 1500 years to go from 50million people to 100 million people.
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level 44
Dec 7, 2016
Imagine the situation where they did not take so long and have 2-3+ billion:)
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level 74
Jan 14, 2017
It's not peculiar to China. Look at world population figures. Population didn't start to explode until the Industrial Revolution. Before 1850 the population of the entire planet was under a billion for all of history, and stayed roughly constant for long stretches.
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level 63
Jan 14, 2017
I came across this interesting graph while doing some research a few months ago. If this information is correct, there were a number of centuries-long population plateaus in chinese history, and even some population declines. Some of those no doubt coincide with geopolitical changes, whereby the territory controlled by "China" was smaller during some periods. Nonetheless, it's interesting to note how the graph only really starts to take off over the last few centuries, then becomes near-vertical in the 20th century. http://www.china-profile.com/data/fig_pop_0-2050.htm
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level 74
Jan 15, 2017
this parallels growth for the whole world, but it starts to become vertical in countries that industrialized sooner.
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level 65
Jan 21, 2017
By the way, anyone who's interested in i.e. world population statistics should check out Gapminder. It's a great site for statistics nerds. Also, if you haven't yet seen any videos by Hans Rosling, a Swedish professor specialized in statistics, you should do that. He tells things how they are but does it in an amazingly entertaining way without forgetting actual fact and statistics. Regards, a statistics nerd.
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level ∞
Sep 28, 2017
I'm listening to the "History of Byzantium" podcast right now. One thing that is interesting is that the empire struggled with depopulation, due to the plague and other factors. So they would sometimes send raiding parties outside the empire, capture some people, and then force them to resettle in Anatolia in order to repopulate it.
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level 73
Sep 28, 2017
That's what Japan may have to start doing.
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level 67
Nov 1, 2017
it wouldn't do them much good. Anatolia is a long way from Japan.
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level 45
Nov 18, 2017
I guess the 45 million Mao killed didn't even make a dent in the numbers.
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level 70
Nov 7, 2016
Very nice quiz!
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level 43
Nov 7, 2016
Thanks!
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level 74
Jan 14, 2017
it's the most populous countries in the world quiz with two more places added.
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level 64
Jan 14, 2017
Actually, it's with 3 more countries.
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level 56
Jan 14, 2017
and with a bit of interesting info for flavor, too, which is what makes it that much more entertaining :)
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level 74
Jan 14, 2017
ok. 3. still...
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level 43
Nov 14, 2017
4 more countries!
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level 43
Oct 21, 2018
5 more countries!
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level 65
Nov 14, 2017
still...it's a very nice quiz.
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level 33
Oct 4, 2018
Nice quiz ! I love the thought of date column.
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level 27
Jan 14, 2017
it seems big...but take another look!
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level 40
Jan 14, 2017
My mind went blank and I forgot Ethiopia and the Philippines.....
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level 74
Jan 14, 2017
I forgot Japan.
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level 33
Nov 15, 2017
I'm napoleon
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level 76
Jan 14, 2017
I don't know what it is, but I always seem to forget the Philippines no matter what quiz I take.
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level 46
Mar 5, 2017
Same with me
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level 39
Jun 25, 2017
Missed France and South Africa.... Twice!!!!
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level 67
Nov 14, 2017
Turkey is my nemesis.
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level 76
Nov 14, 2017
Thankfully I managed to remember the Philippines this time! ... But then I forgot Turkey. Another one I keep forgetting.
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level 52
Jan 17, 2017
I only got Tanzania with a few seconds left.
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level 41
Jan 14, 2017
All except Tanzania, almost forgot congo great quiz
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level 33
Jan 15, 2017
India will eventually have more people than china not that there is anything wrong just a fact
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level 58
Jan 18, 2017
First strike, yay !!!
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level 54
Jan 19, 2017
50 mil in 2003, 85 mil now. OMG what are you doing Congo?
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level 37
Jan 24, 2017
I think it's pretty clear what they're doing.
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level 46
Mar 5, 2017
This comment thread is the best comment thread on any quiz
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level 55
Jun 25, 2017
Great quiz. Have got something similar: "Biggest countries of the World by population", and "World's Most Populous Countries - by Continent". If you wish, check them out and comment..
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level 22
Jun 25, 2017
I did it like 3 times and got 1 missing all times. Then I finally got it.
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level 69
Oct 1, 2017
Colombia is sooooo close to 50 million....
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level 48
Nov 14, 2017
I think we are the nearest miss.
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level 43
Oct 21, 2018
It has just reached 50 mill!
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level 43
Nov 14, 2017
In the year 1960 there was no country called Bangladesh
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level 66
Nov 14, 2017
In 100 B.C. there was no country called 'China'
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level 60
Nov 14, 2017
In 500, there was no country called India. In 1916, there was no country called Indonesia. The areas now known as [insert any country here] still existed.
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level 76
Nov 14, 2017
4.6 billion years ago, there was no planet called "Earth."
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level 33
Nov 14, 2017
14 billion years ago, there was no area called "Universe"
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level 35
Oct 11, 2018
30 years ago there was no jetpunk.com
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level 47
Nov 15, 2017
I believe Mexico and Japan are switched in order.
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level 52
Nov 16, 2017
Pakistan's population is 193 million.
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level 39
Nov 16, 2017
I missed Tanzania and Kenya the first time. Missed Philippines the second...
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level 16
Nov 16, 2017
What's with the dates though?
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level 66
Nov 17, 2017
These are the approximate dates that the corresponding countries reached 50 million people.
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level 66
Nov 17, 2017
Mexico and Japan seem to be not in the correct order?
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level 61
Oct 4, 2018
So basically what we have here is 28 most populous countries in the world quiz.
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level 73
Oct 22, 2018
I'm always glad to see myself getting slightly better at not forgetting the existence of the Philippines on every damn quiz.
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level 58
Oct 28, 2018
The preliminary results of the 2018 Colombian Census shows we are far from the 50 million initially projected. The current population clock is way off.
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level 25
Nov 11, 2018
I forgot France... lol. 28/29. I just couldn't remember what country I missed. Still acceptable though...
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