Cambodia’s population growth 40 to 50pc higher than average global rate

Cambodia’s population has been growing at a rate of about 40 to 50 per cent higher than the average global rate.

With the United Nations projecting that the world population will hit eight billion people this November, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Cambodia’s growth was mainly due to declining mortality rates and higher life expectancy.

As the world celebrates the 33th World Population Day today with the theme of “A World of eight billion people towards a resilient future to seize a chance to ensure rights for all”, Hun Sen said that according to the UN, the Earth’s population had risen at a rate of one per cent a year, while Cambodia had grown at 1.4 per cent each year from 2008 through 2019.

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