With the global population now over 8 billion people, we trace how the population of the world has grown over the decades.
Through this interactive visualisation of country-wise population data, take a look at the 10 most populous countries of the world for every year since 1960.
Watch how the gap between the populations of China 🇨🇳 and India 🇮🇳 keeps reducing - from China being ahead of India by 293 million people in 1975 to just 156 million people in 2005, and then by a mere 19 million in 2021.
India is poised to overtake China soon and become the most populous country in the world.
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