Bigger than Iran and Turkey.. The Washington Institute predicts the population of Iraq in 2100
Reports | 07:41 - 23/11/2022
predicted the Washington Institute, the population of Iraq by 2100, while he pointed out that it will exceed the population of Iran and Turkey.
"The United Nations predicts that two of the largest populations in the Middle East - Turkey and Iran - will experience declines by 2100 and
Turkey is expected to decrease from 85 million to 83 million, and
Iran from 89 million to 80 million, which will lead to their dropping from their place as Giants," the institute said in a report translated /Mawazine news/," Demographics of the region". She added,
"on the contrary, two medium-sized countries-Iraq and Yemen-are expected to explode in population, which may increase their geostrategic importance in this process and Iraq will expand from 44 million people to 112 million,
that is, from half the size of Iran or Turkey today to 40% larger than either of them and this It means, among other things, that the country with the largest number of Shiite Muslims in the world will be Iraq, not Iran,"he said.
"Ankara and Tehran are likely to find it more difficult to control an Iraq that exceeds their population," he added.
"Another way to look at the numbers: the population of Iraq is currently 75% of the population of the six GCC countries combined (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates),
but by 2100 it will become 33% larger than the GCC countries, and it will also be 2.2 times larger than 50 million," she noted A person in Saudi Arabia, the largest GCC country by population". He pointed out that
"the population of Yemen is expected to increase from 34 million people to 74 million, that is, from being less densely populated than Saudi Arabia to a population 50% larger than Saudi Arabia and this would make its population 90% the size of the GCC countries combined, and close to Residents of Iran or Turkey".
"Egypt is set to continue its demographic explosion, doubling from 111 million people to 205 million, making it the largest population in the region so far, in other words: it will be 25% larger than the size of Iran and Turkey combined, and almost twice the size of Russia (which is expected to decrease to 112 million)".
"The population growth in the GCC countries will be much slower with their current combined population of 59 million and in 2100 it is expected to reach 84 million,
however, this still represents a significant increase in the context of the broader slowdown in global growth, and will also push the GCC countries beyond Iran and Turkey In terms of population size". He noted,
"elsewhere, the UN makes the following forecasts:
the population of Israel will double from 9.2 million to 18.4 million
Palestine (that is, Gaza and the West Bank) will grow from 5.2 million to 12.8 million
Syria will almost double from 22 million to 43 million
Jordan will grow from 11 million to 18 million
in On the other hand, Lebanon will shrink from 5.5 million to 4.7 million
in total, the number of these five populations will reach 95 million, that is, larger than turkey or Iran," he said.
Regarding the predictions of the superpower, he pointed out,
"the figures in the Middle East are more obvious when viewed in conjunction with the expected population shifts in the "superpower" countries currently competing for influence in that region and
today, the population of the United States is 338 million people, a quarter of the population of China,
but by 2100, It is expected to reach 394 million, or more than half the size of China-which the UN expects to decrease significantly from 1.425 billion to 767 million and
the population of Russia is also expected to shrink, falling from 43% of the US population to 28%.
In other words, Moscow and Beijing are likely to face serious challenges in maintaining their existing national power relations," he said. Over29/H