Earth population to peak at 9.7 billion
- Published: 2 Oct 2013 at 05.49
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The world's population will rise to 9.7 billion in 2050 from the current level of 7.1 billion and India will overtake China as the world's most populous nation, a French study said Wednesday.
This photograph taken on April 18, 2013 shows the Indian capital's skyline as traffic drives around the outer circle of Connaught Place in the heart of New Delhi
A bi-annual report by the French Institute of Demographic Studies (Ined) projected there would be 10 to 11 billion people on the planet by the end of the century.
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