Miami - A recent study by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) entitled “The 2015 Revision of World Population Prospects” has produced estimations of the world’s population by 2050.
Miami – A recent study by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) entitled “The 2015 Revision of World Population Prospects” has produced estimations of the world’s population by 2050.
Among the results, the Moroccan population was also reviewed. According to the UN DESA study, the population in Morocco in 2015 is 34.4 million. The prospected figure by 2050 will be 43.7 million. That is an increase of 29%.
In other countries of the Maghreb region the highest population growth will be in Mauritania corresponding to 142%. Mauritania’s population will increase from to 4.1 million as of 2015, to 8 million in 2050.
Algeria will witness the second highest population growth in the Maghreb region with an estimated 51% growth. Algeria’s population will reach 56.5 million in 2050 up from 39.7 as of 2015. Libya ranks 3rd with a growth of 36%.
There are 6.3 million Libyans today and there will be 8.4 million in 2050, according to UN DESA.
Morocco is 4th ahead of Tunisia, which will only increase in an estimated 20%, from 11.3 million as of 2015 to 13.5 million Tunisians in 2050.
The study has projected the world population to reach 10 billion by 2050. Interestingly, India will become the number one demographic power in the world, outnumbering China.
The strongest population growth rates will be in Niger with over 452%. On the other hand, Europe is expected to depopulate and Africa will amount to 25% of the global population.
An interactive map of the study’s results may be found at Le Monde.
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