The world has reached 7 billion in total population in 2011. China and India remain the two most populous countries. These two countries are in a different "league" in terms of population in comparison to other countries. Based on UN latest demographic projects, as of 2028, India will overtake China as the world largest country in terms of population.
Based on current birth/death rates, every minute 157 new people join world's population. The developed world grows by 4 new people per minute, while the developing world welcomes 153 new people every minute.
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