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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
Quiz by nichster
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First submittedNovember 5, 2016
Last updatedOctober 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 76
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 42
Feb 19, 2019
hit one billion in 1804
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level 76
Jun 19, 2019
Humans have been on the planet for 2 million years so that's a difference of 0.002%.
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level 66
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 76
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 67
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 69
Nov 1, 2017
it wouldn't do them much good. Anatolia is a long way from Japan.
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level 48
Nov 18, 2017
I guess the 45 million Mao killed didn't even make a dent in the numbers.
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level 51
Dec 8, 2018
China had a special talent for destructive wars, famine, etc.
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level 71
Nov 7, 2016
Very nice quiz!
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level 43
Nov 7, 2016
Thanks!
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level 76
Jan 14, 2017
it's the most populous countries in the world quiz with two more places added.
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level 63
Jan 14, 2017
Actually, it's with 3 more countries.
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level 58
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 76
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 76
Dec 10, 2018
well people need to stop reproducing so much.
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level 64
Nov 14, 2017
still...it's a very nice quiz.
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level 38
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 43
Jan 14, 2017
My mind went blank and I forgot Ethiopia and the Philippines.....
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level 75
Jan 14, 2017
I forgot Japan.
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level 33
Nov 15, 2017
I'm napoleon
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level 78
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 50
Mar 5, 2017
Same with me
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level 45
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 78
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 40
Jan 14, 2017
All except Tanzania, almost forgot congo great quiz
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level 61
Jan 18, 2017
First strike, yay !!!
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level 56
Jan 19, 2017
50 mil in 2003, 85 mil now. OMG what are you doing Congo?
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level 36
Jan 24, 2017
I think it's pretty clear what they're doing.
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level 56
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 70
Oct 1, 2017
Colombia is sooooo close to 50 million....
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level 50
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 67
Nov 14, 2017
In 100 B.C. there was no country called 'China'
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level 59
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 78
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 43
Oct 11, 2018
30 years ago there was no jetpunk.com
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level 50
Nov 15, 2017
I believe Mexico and Japan are switched in order.
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level 54
Nov 16, 2017
Pakistan's population is 193 million.
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level 45
Nov 16, 2017
I missed Tanzania and Kenya the first time. Missed Philippines the second...
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level 69
Nov 17, 2017
Mexico and Japan seem to be not in the correct order?
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level 65
Oct 4, 2018
So basically what we have here is 28 most populous countries in the world quiz.
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level 78
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 60
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 44
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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level 16
Dec 7, 2018
I had three left and 30 seconds to go. I got frustrated and started guessing countries. I managed to get Kenya and with a few seconds to go, I randomly picked a country on the top of my mind it was Colombia, how on Earth did they reach 50 mil.
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level 39
Dec 7, 2018
Didn't think Bangladesh would be here
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level 45
Dec 7, 2018
I got all but one with 2:20 left... and that was South Korea.
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level 61
Dec 7, 2018
100%!!! YES!