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2000

2000 (MM) was a leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar.

2000 was designated as:

  • International Year for a Culture of Peace.
  • World Mathematical Year.

The year 2000 was the target of Y2K concerns, fearing computers could not shift from 2-digit "99" to "2000"; however, many companies had already converted their software, even obtaining Y2K certification, and relatively few problems occurred.

Popular culture also holds the year 2000 as the first year of the 21st century and the third millennium. In the Gregorian Calendar, however, this distinction falls to the year 2001, because the first century began with year AD 1 (there was no year zero), and the thousand years spanned to years 2-1001 (see more at: millennium).

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World population
2000 1995 2005
World 6,070,581,000 5,674,380,000 align="right"
396,201,000
6,453,628,000 align="right"
383,047,000
Africa 795,671,000 707,462,000 align="right"
88,209,000
887,964,000 align="right"
92,293,000
Asia 3,679,737,000 3,430,052,000 align="right"
249,685,000
3,917,508,000 align="right"
237,771,000
Europe 727,986,000 727,405,000 align="right"
581,000
724,722,000 -3,264,000
Latin-America 520,229,000 481,099,000 align="right"
39,130,000
558,281,000 align="right"
38,052,000
Northern America 315,915,000 299,438,000 align="right"
16,477,000
332,156,000 align="right"
16,241,000
Oceania 31,043,000 28,924,000 align="right"
2,119,000
32,998,000 align="right"
1,955,000

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Templeton Prize

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