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THE NUMBERS
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Revision of the World Population
Estimates and Projections


The Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs has finalized the 1998 Revision of the official United Nations world population estimates and projections. These population estimates and projections provide the standard and consistent set of population figures that are
used throughout the United Nations system as the basis for activities requiring population information.
  1. World population nearing 6 billion,
    projected close to 9 billion by 2050


  2. Population of all countries in 1998

  3. Population of all countries in 2050

  4. World population growth from year 0 to 2050

  5. Countries with a population of 50 million or more
    (1950, 1998 and 2050)


  6. Demographic impact of HIV/AIDS

  7. Below-replacement fertility

  8. Ageing

  9. The oldest-old

  10. World population estimates and projections


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