In 2100, half of the biggest countries in the world will be in Africa

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In 2100, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Egypt and the Democratic Republic of the Congo will be among the world’s largest countries.

In 1950, four European countries were still among the world’s largest

In 2020, half of the 10 most populous countries in the world will be in Asia

By 2100, five African countries will be among the world’s most populous

In the 21st century so far, populous countries and strong population growth were most often associated with Asia – but this view of the world will have to change in the future, data by the United Nations and Pew Research Center shows.

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