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Where Will the World’s Next 1,000 Babies Be Born?

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Map showing where the next 1,000 babies will be born, based on birth rates and population estimates

Where Will the World’s Next 1,000 Babies Be Born?

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Every four minutes, approximately 1,000 babies are born across the globe. But in which countries are these babies the most statistically likely to come from?

Using data from the CIA World Factbook, this graphic by Pratap Vardhan (Stats of India) paints a picture of the world’s demographics, showing which countries are most likely to welcome the next 1,000 babies based on population and birth rates as of 2022 estimates.

The Next 1,000 Babies, By Country

Considering India has a population of nearly 1.4 billion, itโ€™s fairly unsurprising that it ranks first on the list. Of every 1,000 babies born, the South Asian country accounts for roughly 172 of them.

PlaceRegionBirths Per 1,000 Global Babies
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณโ€‹ IndiaAsia171.62
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ ChinaAsia102.84
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ NigeriaAfrica56.50
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ PakistanAsia47.23
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Congo, Democratic Republic of theAfrica31.90
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ IndonesiaAsia31.20
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United StatesAmericas30.42
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡น EthiopiaAfrica25.44
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท BrazilAmericas22.27
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉ BangladeshAsia21.52
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ PhilippinesAsia18.75
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ EgyptAfrica16.98
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟ TanzaniaAfrica15.61
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌ UgandaAfrica13.89
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ MexicoAmericas12.85
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ VietnamAsia11.96
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉ SudanAfrica11.79
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ช KenyaAfrica10.82
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ด AngolaAfrica10.68
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซ AfghanistanAsia9.98
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ RussiaEurope9.85
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ท IranAsia9.73
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟ MozambiqueAfrica8.72
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท TurkeyAsia8.71
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ช NigerAfrica8.46
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ South AfricaAfrica7.84
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ CameroonAfrica7.65
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถ IraqAsia7.34
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ GhanaAfrica6.94
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒ MyanmarAsia6.90
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต JapanAsia6.34
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ MaliAfrica6.25
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟ AlgeriaAfrica6.01
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Cote d'IvoireAfrica5.97
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌ MadagascarAfrica5.93
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท FranceEurope5.85
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช GermanyEurope5.62
๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ช YemenAsia5.61
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด ColombiaAmericas5.48
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ Burkina FasoAfrica5.41
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United KingdomEurope5.37
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉ ChadAfrica5.34
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท ArgentinaAmericas5.29
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ ThailandAsia5.19
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒ ZambiaAfrica5.03
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ MoroccoAfrica4.70
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผ MalawiAfrica4.27
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏ BeninAfrica4.16
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ SenegalAfrica4.15
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช PeruAmericas4.08
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ต NepalAsia3.95
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ช VenezuelaAmericas3.78
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Saudi ArabiaAsia3.69
๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ ZimbabweAfrica3.67
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ MalaysiaAsia3.62
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พ SyriaAsia3.60
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟ UzbekistanAsia3.55
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณ GuineaAfrica3.47
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ด SomaliaAfrica3.45
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎ BurundiAfrica3.28
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธ South SudanAfrica3.19
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น ItalyEurope3.12
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡น GuatemalaAmericas2.90
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ UkraineEurope2.88
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ CanadaAmericas2.85
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ต Korea, NorthAsia2.71
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท Korea, SouthAsia2.63
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผ RwandaAfrica2.56
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ SpainEurope2.47
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ PolandEurope2.38
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญ CambodiaAsia2.37
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ AustraliaOceania2.36
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Sri LankaAsia2.35
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟ KazakhstanAsia2.19
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ EcuadorAmericas2.09
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Sierra LeoneAfrica2.06
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌ Papua New GuineaOceania2.04
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ TogoAfrica1.99
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ด JordanAsia1.82
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡น HaitiAmericas1.76
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ ChileAmericas1.73
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ด BoliviaAmericas1.65
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ท LiberiaAfrica1.44
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ด Dominican RepublicAmericas1.42
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ NetherlandsEurope1.40
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏ TajikistanAsia1.39
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซ Central African RepublicAfrica1.31
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Congo, Republic of theAfrica1.30
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ TaiwanAsia1.28
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณ TunisiaAfrica1.28
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณ HondurasAmericas1.24
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ท EritreaAfrica1.23
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด RomaniaEurope1.19
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆ LaosAsia1.19
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ IsraelAsia1.14
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พ LibyaAfrica1.13
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟ AzerbaijanAsia1.03
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช BelgiumEurope0.95
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พ ParaguayAmericas0.88
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌ KyrgyzstanAsia0.87
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ป El SalvadorAmericas0.86
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ท MauritaniaAfrica0.86
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช SwedenEurope0.83
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บ CubaAmericas0.82
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช United Arab EmiratesAsia0.79
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎ NicaraguaAmericas0.76
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒ TurkmenistanAsia0.72
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ CzechiaEurope0.68
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ SwitzerlandEurope0.65
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ BelarusEurope0.63
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น AustriaEurope0.62
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ HungaryEurope0.62
๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒ OmanAsia0.61
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น PortugalEurope0.60
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท GreeceEurope0.59
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ PanamaAmericas0.57
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ท Costa RicaAmericas0.55
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผ Guinea-BissauAfrica0.54
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธ West BankAsia0.54
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒ GambiaAfrica0.51
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ง LebanonAsia0.51
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆ NamibiaAfrica0.50
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด NorwayEurope0.49
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ DenmarkEurope0.49
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช IrelandEurope0.48
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New ZealandOceania0.47
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆ GabonAfrica0.45
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ SerbiaEurope0.44
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Hong KongAsia0.43
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ FinlandEurope0.43
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ BulgariaEurope0.41
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธ Gaza StripAsia0.41
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผ KuwaitAsia0.40
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช GeorgiaAsia0.40
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ SingaporeAsia0.39
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณ MongoliaAsia0.38
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธ LesothoAfrica0.37
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถ Equatorial GuineaAfrica0.37
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ SlovakiaEurope0.36
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผ BotswanaAfrica0.36
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ JamaicaAmericas0.33
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑ Timor-LesteAsia0.33
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พ UruguayAmericas0.32
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑ AlbaniaEurope0.29
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท CroatiaEurope0.27
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉ MoldovaEurope0.25
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ ArmeniaAsia0.24
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ Bosnia and HerzegovinaEurope0.24
๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐ KosovoEurope0.21
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟ EswatiniAfrica0.19
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น LithuaniaEurope0.18
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ท Puerto RicoAmericas0.18
๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆ QatarAsia0.17
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐ North MacedoniaEurope0.16
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏ DjiboutiAfrica0.16
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒ ComorosAfrica0.14
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญ BahrainAsia0.14
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ SloveniaEurope0.13
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป LatviaEurope0.12
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ง Solomon IslandsOceania0.12
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏ FijiOceania0.11
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น Trinidad and TobagoAmericas0.11
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡น BhutanAsia0.10
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ CyprusAsia0.10
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พ GuyanaAmericas0.10
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บ MauritiusAfrica0.09
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ป Cabo VerdeAfrica0.08
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช EstoniaEurope0.08
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ท SurinameAmericas0.07
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟ BelizeAmericas0.06
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณ BruneiAsia0.06
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ LuxembourgEurope0.06
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ช MontenegroEurope0.05
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บ VanuatuOceania0.05
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡น Sao Tome and PrincipeAfrica0.04
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ป MaldivesAsia0.04
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ด MacauAsia0.04
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธ Bahamas, TheAmericas0.04
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ IcelandEurope0.03
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡น MaltaEurope0.03
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จ New CaledoniaOceania0.03
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซ French PolynesiaOceania0.03
๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธ SamoaOceania0.03
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง BarbadosAmericas0.02
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บ GuamOceania0.02
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎ KiribatiOceania0.02
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ด TongaOceania0.02
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ CuracaoAmericas0.01
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จ Saint LuciaAmericas0.01
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Micronesia, Federated States ofOceania0.01
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญ Marshall IslandsOceania0.01
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉ GrenadaAmericas0.01
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Antigua and BarbudaAmericas0.01
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผ ArubaAmericas0.01
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ช JerseyEurope0.01
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จ Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesAmericas0.01
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎ Virgin IslandsAmericas0.01
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จ SeychellesAfrica0.01
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒ DominicaAmericas0.01
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Isle of ManEurope0.01
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒ BermudaAmericas0.01
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ต Northern Mariana IslandsOceania0.01
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑ GreenlandAmericas0.01
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จ Turks and Caicos IslandsAmericas0.01
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ด Faroe IslandsEurope0.01
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ธ American SamoaOceania0.01
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พ Cayman IslandsAmericas0.01
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณ Saint Kitts and NevisAmericas0.00
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌ GuernseyEurope0.00
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉ AndorraEurope0.00
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝ Sint MaartenAmericas0.00
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ซ Saint MartinAmericas0.00
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌ British Virgin IslandsAmericas0.00
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎ GibraltarEurope0.00
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎ LiechtensteinEurope0.00
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒ San MarinoEurope0.00
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ป TuvaluOceania0.00
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผ PalauOceania0.00
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎ AnguillaAmericas0.00
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จ MonacoEurope0.00
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ท NauruOceania0.00
๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ซ Wallis and FutunaOceania0.00
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Cook IslandsOceania0.00
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญ Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da CunhaAfrica0.00
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฑ Saint BarthelemyAmericas0.00
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธ MontserratAmericas0.00
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)Americas0.00
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฒ Saint Pierre and MiquelonAmericas0.00

Itโ€™s worth noting that, while India ranks number one on the list, the countryโ€™s birth rate (which is its total number of births in a year per 1,000 individuals) is actually slightly below the global average, at 16.8 compared to 17.7 respectively.

China, which comes second on the list, is similar to India, with a high population but relatively low birth rate as well. On the other hand, Nigeria, which ranks third on the list, has a birth rate thatโ€™s nearly double the global average, at 34.2.

Why is Nigeriaโ€™s birth rate so high?

There are various intermingling factors at play, but one key reason is the fact that Nigeria’s economy still is developing, and ranks 131st globally in terms of GDP per capita. Further, access to education for women is still not as widespread as it could be, and research shows that this is strongly correlated with higher birth rates.

The World’s Population Growth Rate is Declining

While there are hundreds of thousands of babies born around the world each day, itโ€™s worth mentioning that the worldโ€™s overall population growth rate has actually been declining since the 1960s.

This is happening for a number of reasons, including:

  • Increased wealth around the world, which research has correlated with fewer births
  • Various government policies discouraging large families
  • The global shift from rural to urban living

By 2100, global population growth is expected to drop to 0.1%, which means weโ€™ll essentially reach net-zero population growth.

This would increase our global median age even further, which poses a number of economic risks if countries donโ€™t properly prepare for this demographic shift.

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Mapped: The Population of China and India in Perspective

We compare the populations of India and China to other top countries and regions for a unique perspective on the world’s demographics.

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The Population of China and India in Perspective

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China and India, the world’s two most populous countries, each boast populations exceeding 1.4 billion people.

To put this into perspective, we visualized populations of China and India beside other leading countries and regions. All figures are for 2023, and were accessed via Worldometer.

Data and Key Takeaways

All of the data we used to create this graphic is listed in the table below.

Country / RegionPopulation (2023)
๐ŸŒ Africa1,460,481,772
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ India1,428,627,663
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ China1,425,671,352
๐ŸŒŽ Latin America & the Caribbean664,997,121
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง EU plus UK516,659,018
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ U.S.339,996,563
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Indonesia277,534,122

From these figures, we can see that the entire population of Africa (currently the fastest growing region in the world) barely surpasses that of China and India.

The populations of China and India are each more than double the size of Latin America and the Caribbean, and nearly triple that of the European Union (including the UK).

Fast Facts on Global Population

Here are some important figures to know regarding the world’s population:

  • China accounts for 17.7% of the worldโ€™s population, while India represents a slightly larger 17.8% share.
  • Africa is the fastest growing region in the world, with annual growth of about 2.4%.
  • Europe is the only region in the world that is shrinking, at about -0.17% annually.

Learn More About Demographics from Visual Capitalist

If you enjoy graphics like these, be sure to check out Population Projections: The Worldโ€™s 6 Largest Countries in 2075.

It reveals a startling contrast between the trajectories of China and India, with the latter peaking at 1.7 billion in the mid-2060s.

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