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Backgrounder: China's national population censuses

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BEIJING, April 28 (Xinhua) -- China held national population censuses in 2010, 2000, 1990, 1982, 1964 and 1953.

The following are the major population statistics for the six censuses:

The sixth national population census in 2010: China's population was 1.3705 billion.

The fifth national population census in 2000: China's population was 1.2953 billion.

The fourth national population census in 1990: China's population was 1.1600 billion.

The third national population census in 1982: China's population was 1.0319 billion.

The second national population census in 1964: China's population was 723.0703 million.

The first national population census in 1953: China's population stood at 601.9380 million.

Editor: Wang Guanqun
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