26 January, 2023

The world comes to 8 billion people, according to UN calculations

The day of the 8000 million is an occasion to celebrate diversity and progress, taking into account humanity's shared responsibility towards the planet. (Photo courtesy UNFPA)

Voice of Diaspora

World – It is estimated that this 15 November 2022 the world population reached 8000 millions of people: a milestone in human development.

This unprecedented growth is due to the increase in life expectancy, thanks to advances in public health, The nutrition, personal hygiene and medicine.

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It is also a consequence of the high and sustained levels of fertility in some countries.

The day of the 8000 million is an occasion to celebrate diversity and progress, taking into account humanity's shared responsibility towards the planet.

In 12 years the world population has risen from 7000 a 8000 millions of inhabitants. But nevertheless, it is estimated that they will be needed 15 years —in 2037— to reach the 9000 millions.

According to historical data, to him 10.000 a.C., with the introduction of agriculture, the first great demographic jump arrived.

of some 6 million in the year 10.000 a.C., the world population went to 100 million in the year 2.000 a.C. already 250 million in the first century AD.

One of the few events that have caused a temporary decline in the population was the arrival of the Black Death in the Middle Ages..

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In just eight years, the disease ended up 60 % of the population of Europe, Middle East and North Africa.

Starting in the 19th century, the population skyrocketed., largely due to the development of modern medicine and the industrialization of agriculture, that boosted the world's food supply.

Since 1800, the world population has multiplied by eight, going from a few billion to reaching 8 billion in November 2022. The development of vaccines has been key, especially the smallpox vaccine.