New Delhi | Jagran Lifestyle Desk: World Population Day 2021 is observed to aware people regarding the impact of overpopulation on the ecosystem and the progress of humanity. This special day is observed annually on July 11 helping people to understand the need for family planning, human rights, etc. World Population Day was established in 1987 by United Nation Development Programme (UNDP), however, on July 11, 1990, it was first celebrated as an international event when United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) decided to continue it.

Organized by The Population Division of the United Nations Department Of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), here are a few important yet lesser-known facts about World Population Day which need your immediate attention:  

Facts about the World Population Day

  • The world population is growing very rapidly. In 1950 it was around 2.6 billion, in 1987 it was 5 billion, in 1999 it was 6 billion and in October 2011 the estimated population was 7 billion.
  • A global movement " 7 Billion Action " wad launched to mark this milestone.
  • The world population is expected to increase rapidly and will be approximately 9.7 billion by 2050. It could be at nearly 11 billion around 2100.
  • India has the world's second-largest population after China. It is expected to become the most populated country in the world by 2100 with around 1.5 billion population.
  • Vatican City is the smallest country having land area only 121 acres and a population of less than 1000 people.
  • It is expected that by 2050 people aged 60 above will be 12.3 percent of the total population, as life expectancy is on the rise. It is believed that the life expectancy will go up to 77 years of age.
  • Due to fast urbanisation, it is expected that by 2050 about 68 percent of the population will live in urban areas.

Posted By: Sanyukta Baijal