World Population Day was established in the year 1989. At that time, the world population was recorded at a little over 5 billion. World Population Day is held on 11 July every year, and is observed across the globe to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues worldwide. While today we celebrated the World Population Day, for India, it is yet another chance to focus on effective family planning methods.

World Population Day 2018: Importance and The Reason Behind Its Celebration

World Population Day 2018: Importance and The Reason Behind Its Celebration

Today, the current world population is about 7.6 billion people and growing, as per Worldometers. While the most populated country in the world is China, India stands at the second position. India has a population of over 1.2 billion and China has a population of over 1.3 billion and together they contribute to 19% and 18 % of the global population, according to a 2017 UN report. The report predicted that India will surpass China around 2024.

The concerning sign, however, is that the world’s population is 7.6 billion and is expected to reach 8.6 billion in 2030. It is said that around 83 million people are being added to the population every year.

Have a look at the top 10 world’s most populous countries, according to U.S. Census Bureau Current Population:

China1,384,688,986
India1,296,834,042
United States329,256,465
Indonesia262,787,403
Brazil208,846,89
Pakistan207,862,518
Nigeria195,300,343
Bangladesh159,453,001
Russia142,122,776
Japan126,168,156

The total world population stands for 7,485,254,719.

Although there has been a significant decline in fertility rate since the World Population Day was marked to address the issues that emerge from an ever-growing population of the world, nearly 80 million people are added to the world’s population every year. To curb the growing population of the world, many countries have come forward with creative ideas to promote the important pieces of information on safe sex, family planning and spacing out births.