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India’s population surpasses China’s; Hyderabad ranks among country’s 10 most populous cities

China has been surpassed in population by India. According to the most recent United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) report, India has surpassed China by a difference of 2.9 million, with a population of 1,428.6 million.

The report reveals that 25 percent of India’s population is made up of children aged 0-14, 18 percent are between the ages of 10 and 19, and 26 percent are between the ages of 10 and 24. Meanwhile, 68 percent are between the ages of 15 and 64, with only 7 percent over the age of 65.

In China, 17 percent of the population is under the age of 14, with 12 percent between the ages of 10 and 19, and 18 percent between the ages of 10 and 24.

Hyderabad ranks among country’s 10 most populous cities

Mumbai is the most populous city in India, followed by Delhi, according to the latest census. Hyderabad ranks among country’s 10 most populous cities

Hyderabad has a population of 68 lakh people and it covers an area of 650 sq. km on the Deccan Plateau along the banks of the Musi River. Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah of the Qutb Shahi dynasty established the city in 1591, and it served as the capital of erstwhile Andhra Pradesh from 1956 to 2014. Hyderabad has been the state capital of Telangana since 2014.

According to census data, 64.93 percent of Hyderabad’s population is Hindu, 30.13 percent is Muslim, 2.75 percent is Christian, and 2.19 percent is of other religions.

For the first time since the UN began collecting population data in 1950, India has topped the UN’s list. According to the report, China’s population has decreased for the first time since 1960.

China imposed a strict “one-child policy” in the 1980s to combat fears of overpopulation, but lifted it in 2016. It began allowing couples to have three children in 2021, as the workforce ages and fertility rates fall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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