Guinness World Records has confirmed India, with an estimated population of over 1.425 billion people, has become the most populated country in the world.
According to new figures from the United Nations’ Population Division and quoted by Guinness World Records, India’s number of residents is estimated to be 1,425,775,850.
In a statement by GWR, China had a peak of 1.426 billion inhabitants in 2022 and to fall, which made way for India to officially holds the record for highest populated country in the world.
It, however, stated that as the largest country in Asia and fourth largest in the world, China is only slightly smaller than the United States.
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In terms of total area, India is the seventh largest country in the world.
It was earlier reported that India’s population is expected to match China’s by the end of April and then to surpass it as the world’s most populous country, the United Nations.
The announcement by the UN’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) camesl days after the UN Population Fund said India would have 2.9 million more people than China by the middle of 2023.
“India’s population is expected to reach 1,425,775,850 by the end of April,” DESA said, based on the latest UN estimates and projections of the global population.