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Nations Nudged by Number of Nigerians

Wordy title, but fairly simple concept. In 1950, Nigeria was the world's 15th largest country by population. Today it ranks sixth. Which countries did it pass to achieve its current position?
Note: Population based on CURRENT national boundaries, not historical ones
This quiz is really a knock off version of this quiz
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Last updated: June 1, 2023
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Year passed
Population then
Country
1951
37.5 mil
Ukraine
1965
49.4 mil
France
1968
52.6 mil
Italy
1971
56.2 mil
United Kingdom
1983
78.5 mil
Germany
2002
128 mil
Japan
2006
142 mil
Bangladesh
2007
146 mil
Russia
2022
216 mil
Brazil
2038
306 mil
Indonesia
2043
335 mil
Pakistan
2051
380 mil
United States
10 Comments
+11
Level 67
Jun 1, 2023
Please note that this quiz was made lightheartedly and more as a bit of a joke. Unfortunately the source only goes back to 1950, which makes this quiz very similar to the featured Pakistan version. If you haven't tried that one out yet, be sure to check it out via the link in the third caveat!
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Level 71
Jun 2, 2023
Damn, it's kinda crazy to think that Nigeria (and Pakistan from the other quiz) will one day have more people than the US. I wonder if some day in the distant future it might even pass China or India.
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Level 67
Jun 2, 2023
I'm not sure if it will ever catch India, but perhaps China if given another hundred years or so. You're right, that is crazy to think about!
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Level 67
Jul 14, 2023
I've read that with the current birth rate in China they'll end the century with "only" 800 million people. That's quite reachable.
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Level 33
May 7, 2024
the world would end that way
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Level 60
Jun 2, 2023
I love the alliteration! Yet another nice take on the Pakistan quiz.
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Level 59
Jun 7, 2023
A bit confused as to if the 'population then' refers to Nigeria in the year that it passed the other country, or if thats the population of the other country it surpassed. Also how do you get Ukraine in 1950 - its part of the USSR but you are using its modern day borders and estimating its population back then? very confusing?
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Level 67
Jun 7, 2023
The 'population then' column refers to Nigeria's population in the year it surpassed the country. And you're right, with Ukraine it is the population within the modern-day borders according to the source.
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Level 60
Jun 11, 2023
Also, I can't imagine it would matter much which country the population figure was because their populations should be roughly the same.
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Level 67
Jun 11, 2023
Yep