23 Oct '11, 2am

Global population set to hit 7 billion by end-Oct, more than quadrupling from 100 years earlier

The world's population is expected to hit 7 billion by the end of this month, more than quadrupling from 100 years earlier, a report showed on Sunday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS SEOUL (KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The world's population is expected to hit 7 billion by the end of this month, more than quadrupling from 100 years earlier, a report showed on Sunday. According to the report by insurance giant Allianz Group, the planet's population is set to reach the new milestone at the end of October, compared with 1.65 billion a century ago, due mainly to improvements in hygiene and nutrition. Asia has the bulk of the world's population. The region topped the list with 4.2 billion, followed by Africa with 1 billion and South America with 600 million, the report showed. By country, China was the most populous country with 1.3 billion, followed by India with 1.2 billion. By econom...

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