Turkey 18th most populous country in the world

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Turkey, with a population of more than 84.6 million people, ranked 18th among 195 countries in terms of population size, according to a calculation by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) based on UN estimates.

Turkey makes up 1.1 percent of the world’s total population.

The proportion of Turkey’s child population with 26.9 percent was lower than that of the world child population average of 30 percent but higher than that of the EU member countries.

This year, the world population is expected to reach 8 billion by November 2022, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) said, citing UN estimates.

Last year, the figure was 7.8 billion, with China having the highest population of 1.4 billion, followed by India with 1.3 billion and the US with 333 million people.

These three countries constituted 40.3 percent of the world’s total population. (VK)


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