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Five Most Populated Countries in 2050 by Continent

For each continent, name the five countries that are projected to have the highest population in the year 2050.
Source: Wikipedia
Population within the continent only
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Last updated: January 24, 2020
First submittedJanuary 16, 2017
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Africa
374 m
Nigeria
215 m
D. R. Congo
213 m
Ethiopia
160 m
Egypt
129 m
Tanzania
 
 
Asia
1668 m
India
1325 m
China
366 m
Pakistan
317 m
Indonesia
204 m
Bangladesh
Europe
102 m
Russia
79.1 m
Germany
73.2 m
United Kingdom
69.3 m
France
52.4 m
Italy
 
 
North America
378 m
United States
144 m
Mexico
45.8 m
Canada
24.5 m
Guatemala
15.0 m
Haiti
Oceania
32.1 m
Australia
14.8 m
Papua New Guinea
5.96 m
New Zealand
1.22 m
Solomon Islands
1.09 m
Fiji
 
 
South America
231 m
Brazil
57.0 m
Colombia
51.6 m
Argentina
41.9 m
Peru
35.9 m
Venezuela
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Level ∞
Nov 12, 2022
This quiz has been defeatured because there is no difference between 2050 and the current year.
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Level 60
Jan 20, 2017
India > China?
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Level 64
Jan 21, 2017
Surprise?
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Level 64
Apr 21, 2022
Although Indian people are having fewer kids these days, it still takes a few decades for a decrease in population.
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Level 64
Apr 21, 2022
You can observe the drastic change in Indian fertility rates here : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_states_and_union_territories_of_India_by_fertility_rate
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Level 40
Jan 24, 2017
China's population growth is slowing under India's, India's will have skyrocketed
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Level 72
Aug 26, 2017
... while most of the largest cities are on the coast, the central part is just as fertile and inhabitable as the coast. there's plenty of obscure cities larger than paris or nyc in the interior.
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Level 47
Jan 18, 2018
true, and besides, thats chinas government controlling the population whereas india just has it out of control
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Level 59
Jun 15, 2021
Completely untrue that Indian population growth is "out of control". Indian fertility has been under replacement levels for a while now, meaning that there simply aren't enough children being born to sustain current population levels long-term.
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Level 31
Apr 21, 2022
There's actually a voluntary sterilisation campaign going on in India. I haven't heard much about it except that people get financial benefits if get sterilised, however concerns have been raised over whether they are actually being coerced and it isn't really their own choice.
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Level 64
Jun 27, 2022
Interesting. Never heard about it. Where are you from?
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Level 64
Jun 8, 2018
China has the one-child per family politics that controls the population increase. India doesn't have such several politics conserning this issue.
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Level 50
Sep 27, 2018
Although China is considering lifting this policy, so it will be interesting to see how that affects the population growth.
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Level 43
Dec 30, 2018
With more people being literate, India does not need any such policy as automatically there are less number of children per couple i.e,1 or 2 or three in majority of families and there are very less couple with more than these no. in today's generation. And following policies will definitely lead to higher older population like china so its better that no. bring down by their own and I think no.s are reducing very fast.
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Level 67
Mar 18, 2020
Reducing very fast? What? They gained more than 13,5 million last year..
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Level 60
Jun 17, 2020
Sifhraven. Yes, but they grew by 18,5 million in 2005 for example. I wouldn't have said "very fast" either, but the rate is definitely, going down.
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Level 31
Jul 2, 2021
had*
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Level 33
Nov 14, 2020
I got 27, - missed DR congo, Guatemala and Tanzania
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Level 73
Jan 22, 2017
kinda scary
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Level 47
Jan 24, 2017
Is Fiji projected to decrease in population by more than 10% yet still make the top 5? Interesting.
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Level 35
Jan 24, 2017
Well, top 5 of Oceania, which is not saying a lot
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Level 84
Jan 24, 2017
yeah really. Considering most of the rest of the "continent" might be under water before too long.
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Level ∞
Jan 24, 2020
@kalbahamut. Worst case scenario is a 1 meter sea level rise by 2100. Eventually many countries will be underwater. But the key word here is eventually.
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Level 84
Feb 4, 2020
Nauru has a mean elevation of 0 m above sea level. Many other Oceanic nations aren't too much higher. There will be flooding, erosion, slowly turning what land they have swampy, salty, and uninhabitable, and eventually total submersion. It won't happen immediately but I'm sure it will happen faster than the people living there would like it to. Population displacements are already occurring.
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Level 75
Mar 12, 2020
many of the smaller countries in Oceania will lose most of their territory, but Fiji won't, so its population would be expected to rise due to people fleeing the lower-lying countries.
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Level 55
May 5, 2020
While I'm agree with the quizmaster, @Kahikatea his kalbahamut's point was that Fiji wasn't going to sink as much so it wouldn't be saying much in that continent.
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Level 47
Jan 24, 2017
wow...
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Level 57
Jan 24, 2017
In most of the other quizzes PNG is listed as part of Asia.
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Level 71
Jan 24, 2017
what ??? seriously ? it is not and never was part of Asia, in real life and in any jetpunk quizz...
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Level 64
Jan 24, 2017
Name one valid quiz and I'll change it
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Level 15
Jan 24, 2017
Agreed.
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Level 47
Jan 18, 2018
i have not seen it like this on any quiz and ive looked at about a hundred of these already
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Level 78
May 5, 2020
All of New Guinea should be considered part of Oceania, in reality.
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Level 60
Jun 17, 2020
It is. It's just that Indonesia is an Asian country, even though it has territory in Oceania. It's like with Russia and Siberia or Egypt and Sinai.
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Level 64
Jan 24, 2017
So many people in Nigeria :O And it's not a big country
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Level 69
Dec 3, 2017
More than in the U.S. !!!!
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Level 20
Dec 25, 2019
This is projecting it to *double* in the next 30 years, after it's already doubled in the past 30 years
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Level 68
Apr 4, 2020
I have been paying a lot more attention to population stats since starting to do jetpunk quizzes. Actually Nigeria is not that small a country, approximately one tenth the size of the US, if my eyes don't deceive me, and the USA has a lot more in the way of desert and mountainous regions. Nearly four times the size of the UK. Currently, for all that it has that teeming metropolis Lagos (OK, I've never been there), Nigeria currently has a lower population density than the UK. But that certainly won't be true if Nigeria does double in population again.
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Level 68
Sep 2, 2021
I knew it had a big population just based on the number of princes that have asked me to deposit their money in my bank account
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Level 27
Jan 24, 2017
Great! :)
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Level 37
Jan 24, 2017
I forgot Germany and the Uk, but I somehow managed to guess Fiji and Tanzania
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Level 60
May 22, 2017
Well when you asked about the top five biggest in Oceania, it is always those three. In fact I don't think their placings moved from where they are today.
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Level 61
Jan 25, 2017
Canada's population as of 2016 was about 36,000,000.
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Level 63
Jan 29, 2017
Your point?
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Level 43
May 5, 2020
It's an observation, chill
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Level 66
Apr 21, 2022
Just that Canada is growing slowly, I suppose. Quite a lot of that is immigration, too
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Level 63
Jan 25, 2017
Congo just ... come on man, just stop, ok?
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Level 76
Mar 12, 2020
What about Nigeria?
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Level 51
May 5, 2020
Congo is 3-4 times larger than France and would still have only 2-3 times more people than France.
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Level 37
Jan 25, 2017
I thought Argentina would have more than 55 million. It is only 10 millon more than now!
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Level 48
Jan 26, 2017
I didn't realise Papua new Guinea had that many more people -or is predicted to in the future - than new Zealand (even though I guessed both)
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Level 61
May 5, 2020
PNG has 8.3 million people compared to New Zealand's not even 5 million.
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Level 63
Jan 27, 2018
How could I forget about Nigeria?
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Level 65
May 23, 2018
I think the answers were exactly the same as the current day one. It just seems that some of the orders are different.
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Level 84
Jul 5, 2018
Close, but not quite. Cuba's still ahead of Haiti, at least according to Wiki.
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Level 72
Sep 27, 2018
This is assuming that the East African Federation merger does not occur. If the merger does happen, it will likely be a top-10 if not top-5 population by 2050.
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Level 85
May 5, 2020
I was not familiar with this proposed merger before, interesting
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Level 55
May 5, 2020
I just looked this up, imagining some thing that was just set up for 2050 or some really far away date and was surprised to see it was set to have a constitution written by 2021 and form in 2023! Countries of the World may go down to 191!
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Level 71
Apr 21, 2021
There's a lot that could happen in 30 years. I mean, 30 years ago the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia still existed, Hong Kong still belonged to the British, and countries like East Timor and Eritrea still weren't independent. Most of these countries will still exist of course, I'm just pointing out that, regardless of whether the EAU happens, there's a good chance the number of countries will be different in 2050.
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Level 50
Sep 27, 2018
Really good quiz.
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Level 66
Dec 4, 2018
I do not think India would be having 1.7 billion. Yes, India would certainly surpass China but 1.7 billion is TOO much!!
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Level 71
Dec 30, 2018
With a positive increase of 50,000 per day and rising, I think the 1.7 billion may be overtaken before 2050.
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Level 67
Mar 18, 2020
Yea curently the growth is 1% per year, so if it stays that way it would reach that in 21 years. 1.380.000x 1,0121=1.700.700

x1,01 is the same as 1% and the 21 just means you do that 21 times

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Level 71
Dec 30, 2018
Germany to lose 8 million and UK to gain 9 million.......... doesn't seem correct to me.......
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Level 66
Jan 21, 2019
Why not? Germany has a lower birth rate than the UK. Germany's population would be shrinking even faster if it weren't for immigration.
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Level 55
Jan 18, 2019
I predict India to have a population of 1000 mil and UK 780 mil
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Level 55
May 5, 2020
India is already past 1000mil
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Level 52
Dec 20, 2020
Your predictions are bogus. India is way past a billion, and isn't going down anytime soon. But the UK. You project it to gain 712 Million. In 31 years.
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Level 75
Mar 9, 2019
How can New Zealand be only 5 million people in 2050, when it has gone up from 4.3 million to 4.8 million in just the last decade?
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Level 38
Aug 20, 2019
this shouldn't really be a surprise as most countries where white people are a majority are declining in population. The only thing keeping those populations stable is the influx of immigrants and refugees. Just take a look at Europe. Without immigrants, the continent's population would be stagnant, if not, slowly declining. And considering the fact that Australia and New Zealand were mainly populated by European colonists who were fleeing the destruction of Europe, places like Canada, America, Oceania and South America will soon follow this trend if they aren't already.
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Level 75
Dec 14, 2019
But New Zealand has a much higher immigration rate than most of the rest of those counries
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Level 50
Dec 24, 2019
Yes, but I would guess the quiz doesn't account for immigration, because this is something that fluctuates, and cannot be accurately predicted in the future. Instead, I suspect the data relies just on population growth in the countries.
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Level 83
Jan 25, 2020
NZ is already hitting 5 million this year. It took 16 years for it to go from 4 to 5 million and the immigration rate is now the highest in the OECD, 5 times higher than the US, 3 times higher than the UK, double Australia's. The population projections always take immigration into account, so the source material for this projection is very clearly wrong. Stats NZ actually predicts a population of 7.5 million in 2068 even if immigration falls to half the current rate.
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Level 67
Mar 18, 2020
. The yearly increase is slowing down, but worldometers estimates it at 5,6 mil at 2050, reaching 5 mil as early as 2025.
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Level 60
Aug 27, 2019
Definite lack of change in Europe except the uk. And nigeria is going to exceed the usa🤔
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Level 69
Dec 24, 2019
People seriously need to start using condoms...
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Level 31
Feb 13, 2020
Lol
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Level 60
Dec 30, 2019
Overpopulation is the biggest threat to humankind. When resources and food become scarce there will be wars, famine etc

I certainly wouldn't want to be an African or Asian during those times.

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Level 43
Apr 21, 2022
Overpopulation in third world countries is common, as in previous generations there was a low life expectancy so people had more babies. As life expectancy rises, there is a lowering of the birthrate, but this takes time to show an effect, due to a combination of an increased survival to old age and the gradualness of changes in culture. Once a country gets rich enough that children can easily survive into adulthood, the birthrate can fall below 2. This means that the birthrate falls below the replacement rate (you need two people to make a baby) and the population falls. This is currently happening in most of the western world, and Japan.
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Level 74
Jan 18, 2020
This is a terrifying forecast for Bangladesh. The country is already basically a river delta, and is hugely prone to problems of flooding, river migration, extreme rain cycles, and overcrowding. This is coupled with the fact that neighboring countries are not exactly friendly, and in Modi's India increasingly hostile to Bangladeshis.
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Level ∞
Jan 24, 2020
In positive news the birth rate for Bangladesh has declined by a lot in recent years and is actually below replacement levels now:

https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SP.DYN.TFRT.IN?locations=BD

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Level ∞
Jan 24, 2020
So while the population of Bangladesh will continue to grow for the next 30 years or so, it will level off and then start to decline. Many countries have seen similar trends thanks to higher standards of living and more empowerment for women.
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Level 64
Apr 23, 2022
Yeah, definitely there is a need to bring Indian politics here. smh...
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Level 71
Jan 24, 2020
How can Ethiopia feed, water, employ and keep healthy 228 million people?.......
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Level 31
Feb 13, 2020
How can Nigeria feed over 400,000,000 people!

And in 2100, Nigeria’s population will be 750mil to 1bil

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Level 48
Apr 21, 2022
Yeah that's assuming birth rates stay the same which is not going to happen.v
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Level 82
Jan 25, 2020
Let's see how migration develops, when people have no resources anymore. It's probably never reaching those numbers.
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Level 71
Mar 8, 2020
Is this taking into effect the crisis in Venezuela? Ten to twenty percent of the population have left the country.
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Level 60
May 5, 2020
That's what I thought.
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Level 50
Mar 12, 2020
missed Ethiopia :c
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Level 34
Apr 10, 2020
Russia lost 43 million people.

NO-ONE HAS MENTIONED THIS

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Level 67
May 5, 2020
I believe that's just the European part. Although the population of Russia is projected to decline, it's not expected to shrink by that much.
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Level 46
May 1, 2020
got dominican republic by accident while typing drc
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Level 60
May 5, 2020
Same
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Level 51
May 5, 2020
only found this comment because I wanted to type the same thing
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Level 31
May 5, 2020
Is that a new type in
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Level 55
May 5, 2020
DR? yeah it's in the new changes page the QM set up
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Level 48
May 5, 2020
Someone tell Nigeria that this is not a race.
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Level 67
May 5, 2020
scary estimation. imagine all those people trying to enter europe... how can we cope?
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Level 52
Dec 20, 2020
Xenophobia, eh?
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Level 26
May 5, 2020
Do. Rep has more than Cuba? What is this world we’re living in
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Level 84
May 5, 2020
QM, thank you for adding "DR" as an acceptable entry for Dominican Republic!! Great call.
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Level 49
May 5, 2020
Fiji was the only one which I didn't guess and I was listening to a song called "Fiji" by Taco Hemingway during making this quiz lmao
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Level 52
May 5, 2020
Crazy how Russia's projected to lose 45 million people in 3 decades.
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Level 51
May 28, 2020
I love this projects.

Twenty years ago, they predicted that Russia's population would be about 120 million by 2020.

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Level 58
May 5, 2020
Venezuela > Peru? No way, milliones of venezuelans have fled the socialist regime, as a matter of fact about a million venezuelans are in Peru.
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Level 65
May 5, 2020
Got to Oceania and saw the 1 million and thought, 'oh well better start guessing random islands'. First guess was Fiji and second was Solomon Islands lol super lucky I guess
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Level 25
Jun 3, 2020
30 seconds left got fiji!
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Level 58
Dec 28, 2020
Statistics Canada estimates Canada's 2050 population to grow to somwhere between 48.8 million - 56 million.
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Level 51
Mar 12, 2021
why is papua new guinea in oceania, but on your world countries quiz it's in asia?
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Level 48
Sep 12, 2021
the point is that it is very similar with an other project.
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Level 54
Nov 12, 2021
I dont believe that Europes population is decrasing
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Level 83
Apr 17, 2022
Quite a few of these, I'm pretty suspicious of, particularly Oceania. Australia's population in mid-2021 was 25.7 million and growing steadily - up 2 million on 2016. If these figures are correct it will gain just over 3 million more in the next 29 years. Meanwhile PNG is an underdeveloped country unlikely to hit the demographic ceiling anytime soon and already has 9.3 million this suggests it will gain only 700,000 in the next three decades. NZ is already 5.1 million, though it is slowing. Fiji is at 900,000. Solomons are at 700,000, so that's maybe a little more realistic, but even that one's questionable.
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Level 49
Apr 21, 2022
I'm very surprised Cuba is not here.
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Level 51
Apr 21, 2022
Cuba only has a current population of 11.5 million people. It’s consistently dropping each year too. Will probably be closer to 9-10 million by 2050.
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Level 51
Apr 21, 2022
With the way the situation in Venezuela has been unfolding these past 6-8 years and the millions of refugees that have fled the country I see it being quite difficult to for Venezuela to hit its projected population of 40 million people.

It would have to make up a deficit of 12 million people which is currently 40% of its current population of 28 million. Unless the situation changes for the better there I see that being near impossible.

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Level 43
Apr 21, 2022
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Level 15
Apr 21, 2022
What do you trust in; God or money?

Sure, money is necessary to buy things like food and clothes, but do you only trust your money? What do you do when you don't have any money? You shouldn't trust in your cash to provide for all of your needs. If you can't afford the things you require, don't panic. If you love God, He will provide for you.

"And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus."

Philippians 4:19

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Level 84
Oct 12, 2022
Money has done a lot more for me than any gods ever have. Which is, of course, nothing. So maybe that's setting the bar low but... hey... it was your silly false dichotomy, not mine.
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Level 56
Apr 22, 2022
it's billion for india and china but other than that nice quiz!