5 Youngest Countries in the World

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In this article, we discuss the 5 youngest countries in the world. If you want to read our detailed analysis of the aging population and youngest countries, go directly to the 25 Youngest Countries in the World.

5. Somalia

Population Under 20: 57.8%

Bordering Kenya and the Indian Ocean, the land is associated to its vast landscapes. Somalia ranks 5th on our list of 25 youngest countries in the world, and has 57.8% of its population under 20 years old. The median age is 16.3 and the life expectancy is 57.4. According to the World Bank, in 2019, Somalia had a population of 15.4 million and a GDP of $4.9 billion. Since March 2020, the International Development Association is funding 18 projects worth $1.23 billion, focusing on socio-economic recovery, urban development, and core state functions.

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