A map of the average age of every country in the world

Thursday 15 June 2017 09:15
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Monaco is the oldest country in the world by median age.

It is also the only country where the median age is over 50.

Niger is the youngest country in the world - the median age, according to the CIA World Factbook, is 15.3.

We learned this because of a particularly interesting post in one of our favourite subreddits.

The post is derived from the CIA World Factbook and highlights the difference in the average ages of countries.

It's notable how old Europe is in comparison to countries in Africa and in South East Asia - one of the challenges facing the continent in coming years will be an ageing population.

We've included the dataset - if you hover over or click on a country it will tell you the rank in the CIA World Factbook and the median age.

View the map, below:

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