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The anamorphisis proposed by the Cité de l'économie
will show you the world in a way you may have never seen it.

Select the indicator of your choice at the top left of the screen
and then click on the 'Run the animation' button.

The surface of each country on the map then becomes proportional to the chosen indicator.
Thus, two countries that have the same value for this indicator
will have the same surface after transformation.

For some indicators, you can follow the evolution of the map over time by clicking the ► button that appears at the bottom left of the map.

The indicator currently selected is:
"Projected population, 2015-2050"

Download here the data file of this indicator.
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According to United Nations forecasts produced in 2015, the world's population is expected to rise to just over 9.7 billion by 2050.
Asia is expected still to be the most populous continent and is expected to account for a quarter of the world's population in 2050. In 2021, India is expected to become the country with the largest population, ahead of China. China's population is expected to start to decline in 2030, with a total decrease of 2.5% forecast over the period.
Europe is the only continent where the number of inhabitants is expected to fall, from 2018 onwards.
Apart from the countries of Northern Europe, Ireland and France, all of the other countries are expected to see a decline in their population, with the most significant falls expected in the Balkan and Slavic countries. The continent of the Americas is expected to see its population increase by 25%.
In 2050, India is expected to be the most populous country in the world, ahead of China; Africa's population is expected to see the biggest increase between 2015 and 2050.   Find out more
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