(United Nations) India will be the most populous country in the world by the end of April, overtaking China to reach more than 1.425 billion inhabitants, according to an estimate by an agency of the UN made public on Monday.

“China will soon cede its long held place as the most populous country in the world. By the end of this month, India’s population is expected to reach 1,425,775,850, equaling and then surpassing the population of mainland China,” according to a statement released in New York from the US Department of Economic and Social Affairs. United Nations.

On April 19, a report by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on the state of the world’s population estimated that India’s population would be 1.4286 billion compared to China’s 1.4257 billion. , by mid-2023.