Published: 2022-11-16 14:24
Last Updated: 2022-12-01 21:02
Jordan's population increased by around 280,000 people in one year, according to the Department of Statistics (DoS) Wednesday.
On Wednesday morning, Jordan’s population stood at 11,282,431, an increase of more than a quarter of a million people in one year alone.
On Oct. 1, 2021, Jordan's population exceeded 11 million people.
On Tuesday, the global population reached eight billion.
"The milestone is an occasion to celebrate diversity and advancements while considering humanity's shared responsibility for the planet," UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a statement.
The UN attributes the growth to human development, with people living longer thanks to improvements in public health, nutrition, personal hygiene and medicine.
It is also the result of higher fertility rates, particularly in the world's poorest countries -- most of which are in sub-Saharan Africa -- putting their development goals at risk.