Nigeria will pass US as third most populated country by 2050

The world's population is growing.. and quickly!

In just the next seven years, India, which now has 1.3 billion people is expected to overtake China as the most populous country in the world.

According to a United Nations report, by 2050, Nigeria, now the seventh largest country is projected to pass the U.S. population of around 326 million people as the third most populated.

Director of the Economic and Social Affairs' Population Division, John Wilmoth says, "The population in Africa is notable for its rapid rate of growth, and it is anticipated that over half of global population growth between now and 2050 will take place in that region."

The U.N. forecasts that the following nine countries will see most of that growth: India, Nigeria, Congo, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Tanzania, United States, Uganda and Indonesia.

Europe, on the other hand, is expected to see a decline in the coming decades.

The world population is currently 7.6 billion and increases by about 83 million people every year.

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Countries with highest percent of population in slavery

T-6. Central African Republic

Population: 4,900,000
Estimated number in modern slavery: 55,400

Estimated percent in modern slavery: 1.130

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T-6. Libya

Population: 6,278,000
Estimated number in modern slavery: 70,900

Estimated percent in modern slavery: 1.130

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T-6. Somalia

Population: 10,787,000
Estimated number in modern slavery: 121,900

Estimated percent in modern slavery: 1.130

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T-6. South Sudan

Population: 12,340,000
Estimated number in modern slavery: 139,400

Estimated percent in modern slavery: 1.130

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T-6. Syria

Population: 22,769,000
Estimated number in modern slavery: 257,300

Estimated percent in modern slavery: 1.130

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T-6. Yemen

Population: 26,832,000
Estimated number in modern slavery: 303,200

Estimated percent in modern slavery: 1.130

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T-6. Afghanistan

Population: 32,527,000
Estimated number in modern slavery: 367,600

Estimated percent in modern slavery: 1.130

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T-6. Iraq

Population: 35,730,000
Estimated number in modern slavery: 403,800

Estimated percent in modern slavery: 1.130

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T-6. Sudan

Population: 40,235,000
Estimated number in modern slavery: 454,700

Estimated percent in modern slavery: 1.130

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T-6. Democratic Republic of the Congo

Population: 77,267,000
Estimated number in modern slavery: 873,100

Estimated percent in modern slavery: 1.130

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T-6. Pakistan

Population: 188,925,000
Estimated number in modern slavery: 2,134,900

Estimated percent in modern slavery: 1.130

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5. Qatar

Population: 2,235,000
Estimated number in modern slavery: 30,300

Estimated percent in modern slavery: 1.356

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4. India

Population: 1,311,051,000
Estimated number in modern slavery: 18,354,700

Estimated percent in modern slavery: 1.4000

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3. Cambodia

Population: 15,578,000
Estimated number in modern slavery: 256,800

Estimated percent in modern slavery: 1.648

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2. Uzbekistan

Population: 31,125,000
Estimated number in modern slavery: 1,236,600

Estimated percent in modern slavery: 3.973

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1. North Korea

Population: 25,155,000
Estimated number in modern slavery: 1,100,000

Estimated percent in modern slavery: 4.373

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