Source: Our World in Data
Published: May 2019
The Most Populous Country
Circulated: October 10, 2019
China has been the world’s most populous country for a long time: back in 1750, it had a population of 225 million which was 28% of the world population. By 2016, China had a population larger than 1.4 billion.
According to the United Nation’s Population Division, by 2024 India is projected to surpass China to become the world’s most populous country.