Population in Asia
Asia is both the largest and most populous continent. It is currently home to 4.6 billion people – more than half the world’s total population. China and India are the world’s most populous countries by a large margin. China still tops the list at 1.4 billion but India is expected to slide into first place by 2050 due to slow progress in decreasing fertility rates.
Not all Asian countries have growing populations. Japan’s population has been slowly shrinking for the past few years due to low fertility and immigration.
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