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GLOBAL POPULATION PROJECTIONS


source: Population Division of the
Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat (2003). World Population Prospects: The 2002 Revision. Highlights. New York: United Nations.

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global population

Globally, population exceeds 6.2 billion: more than double what it was in 1950.

bullet It is expected to increase by 2.6 billion during the next 47 years.

Growing population
year (thousands)
19502 518 629
20036 301 463
20157 197 247
20257 851 455
20508 918 724

World population by sex (2003)
gender (thousands)
male3 169 122
female3 132 342


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