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Top 10 Asian Countries by Population Increase

Name the 10 Asian countries which saw the largest nominal population growth between 2000 and 2019.
By absolute numbers not percentage
According to Worldometers
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Last updated: May 11, 2019
First submittedApril 21, 2017
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Pop. Growth
Country
315 mil
India
137 mil
China
66.1 mil
Pakistan
58.0 mil
Indonesia
36.5 mil
Bangladesh
Pop. Growth
Country
30.1 mil
Philippines
19.8 mil
Turkey
17.1 mil
Vietnam
17.1 mil
Afghanistan
16.8 mil
Iraq
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level 64
Apr 21, 2017
While all these numbers are mindblowing, the increase of Iraq's population appears to be unbelievable. How can you at all add +50% in just 15 years, which would correspond to a doubling for each generation? And how can you do so when your country is basically in a war for most of the 15 years?
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level 70
Apr 21, 2017
I can think of one way...
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level 63
May 28, 2017
( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
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level 54
May 28, 2017
I wonder if it's people returning home after the war. Millions must have fled.
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level 52
Jul 21, 2019
Most of my refugee family members from Iraq would rather stay in America than go back to Iraq and be second class citizens because they are Christian.
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level 47
May 28, 2017
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-25849945 Basically birth rates are still very high. Despite the war increasing the death rate and migration rate, it also has prevented the country from modernising and families still have double the number of children compared to neighbouring countries.
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level 39
May 28, 2017
people are just having lots of sex in Iraq..
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level 34
May 28, 2017
lots of unprotected sex
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level 58
Nov 14, 2017
Poorer countries have more children because parents of the children think that the children will protect them when they're older.
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level ∞
May 11, 2019
Higher birth rates are also correlated with low female empowerment. Women in many countries get to choose how many children they will have. Iraqi women have less choice.
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level 61
May 11, 2017
If India had created an India II only with those new people it would still be in the top 5 of countries with the largest population. That's insane.
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level 60
May 28, 2017
It would be New India! With a capital of New New Delhi!
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level 61
Sep 25, 2017
Modesty apart, but India should consider the China's one child per couple model. In some years it will pass China by population, and I think it's very worriyng.
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level 44
Jul 20, 2019
Indian culture prides itself on numerous kids (especially boys). With a very mismanaged government that isn't nearly as authoritative as that of China, enforcing a one-child policy would be difficult. What India needs to do is break the taboo associated with sex and genuinely start talking about protected sex.
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level 41
Jul 21, 2019
One child policy was a failure. The birth rate in China is lower than replacement rate and in the coming decades China is going to face a decline in population not very different from what Japan is facing right now. As for India, birth rate is 2.3 just little bit away from replacement rate. If you divide that by states, most of the southern states are even below the replacement rate. Excluding some northern states, most states are around the replacement rate.
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level 77
May 28, 2017
Pretty easy. These were the first 10 countries I guessed. Basically just go by population excluding the countries that are declining in population (Japan, Russia)
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level 61
May 30, 2017
This would have been more interesting if it measured population increase by percentage, rather than by sheer numbers. As it is, it's basically a list of the most populous countries in Asia, except Japan and Russia, each of which has a population decline that has been well-documented. Only Iraq took some thinking.
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level 18
Oct 13, 2018
Iran Iraq & Turkey should not be on this list! the middle east is an open debate as weather or not it's classed as Asia as the people don't self associate as "Asian" and that is boarders both Europe and Asia , so the Quiz is misleading in the title.
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level 61
Dec 2, 2018
Actually there's no debate. Except for a small part of Turkey, all of the Middle East is Asian. No one would say otherwise.
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level 57
May 12, 2019
Except that Egypt is sometimes considered part of the Middle East, and it is mostly not in Asia.
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level 61
Jul 3, 2019
The Middle East is a region and not a continent on its own. Iran and Iraq are in Asia. No debate here.
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level 70
Jul 21, 2019
Perhaps you confuse a US census definition with a continental classification? The continent of Asia is different from the US ethnic definition of "Asian" just as the Caucasus region is different from so-called "Caucasians".
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level 20
May 13, 2019
I dont think Turkey can be considered as Asia in this context. That might explain the reason why people couldnt guess it correctly. Reason is similar why Russia is considered as Europe and not as Asia.
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level 61
Jul 3, 2019
Turkey can definitely be considered, just not with that number. There's probably no data for the Asian part only.
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level 38
Sep 6, 2019
I mean, the quiz says "Asian countries", so Turkey should be included as a whole. Even if a baby is born in the European part of Turkey, technically it is born in an Asian country
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level 20
Jul 20, 2019
Wow those India population growth is huge like my ****
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level 68
Jul 22, 2019
Nose?
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level 52
Jul 21, 2019
I missed Iraq... I'm Iraqi...
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level 46
Nov 6, 2019
Sad...there is absolutely no hope of sustaining our eco-system or educating and modernising most of these countries. In many cases women are 2nd class citizens who are forced into early marriage and prohibited a proper education or access to contraception.