Global population grew to 7.4 billion in 2016, UN report finds

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From CBC News:

” A UN agency says the world’s population grew to 7.4 billion in 2016 from 7.3 billion last year, with a substantial youth bulge challenging political and social systems across the planet.

The report said the world’s population grew 1.1 per cent to 7.433 billion from 7.349 billion the previous year, according to the United Nations Population Fund’s 2016 State of the World Population report, released Thursday in Amman, Jordan.  About 26 per cent of the global population is under age 14.”

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