These will be the world's most populous countries by 2030

India is set to become the world's most populated country by 2030. Image: REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri/File Photo

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Global population size
The changing global population. Image: UN World Population Prospects

The world's most populous countries in 2030
India is set to overtake China by the end of the decade.

Population pyramids: 1950-2050
1950 to 2050: A century of change. Image: UN World Population Prospects
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