27 July 2018/India’s population is projected to surpass that of China around 2022

China, with 1.4 billion people, is the most populous country in the world in 2017. However, India, the second most populous country with 1.3 billion people, is projected to surpass China’s population by 2022. China’s total fertility rate (the number of children per woman) has also declined sharply since the 1970s.



Source: Population Dashboard > Population Dynamics Dashboard http://datatopics.worldbank.org/health/population
Source: Population Dashboard > Fertility and Mortality by Country

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