World Population Day 2017 is being observed across all countries today. There are over 7 billion people living on Earth, today. China is the most populous country in the world, followed by India. The theme for this year's World Population Day is “Family Planning: Empowering People, Developing Nations”.
The World Population Day was first proclaimed on July 11, 1987 by the United Nations Development Programme after the global population crossed the five billion mark. Since then, the day is observed every year by a number of countries to spread awareness about the rise in population, which has also become a matter of serious concern in developing nations. According to the global report prepared by UN’s body, around 83 million people are being added to the world’s population every year.
As per reports, it is estimated that fertility rates across the world will continue to decline in coming decades. The global population is also expected to reach 8.6 billion in 2030, 9.8 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion in 2100, according to the UN’s World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision.
Here are 10 interesting facts about world’s population this World Population Day.