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Preliminary census results show 1.21 billion Indians

Thursday March 31, 2011 12:51:18 PM, IANS

New Delhi: India's population has touched 1.20 billion (121 crore), indicating a rise of 17.64 percent, according to provisional results of the 15th Census released Thursday.

The male population has grown by 17.19 percent to reach 623.7 million (62 crore) while the female population has risen by 18.12 percent to reach 586.5 million (58 crore), state the provisional figures of Census 2011 released by Registrar General of India and Census Commissioner C. Chandramauli.

The population of the country has increased by more than 181 million during 2001-11. The absolute addition is slightly lower than the population of Brazil, the fifth most populous country in the world.

The population of India, at 1,201.2 billion, is almost equal to the combined population of the US, Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Japan put together (1214.3 million).

Uttar Pradesh has the largest proportion of the country's population at 16 percent, followed by Maharashtra and Bihar (nine percent each), West Bengal (eight percent) and Andhra Pradesh (seven percent).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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