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# Explained Snippets | 40,07,707 exclusions from NRC: equal to Croatia, 5 times Bhutan

## Within India, 40 lakh persons would represent various fractions of the populations in 21 states, but more than the population of Goa, any Northeast state other than Assam, or any Union Territory other than Delhi.

How much is 40,07,707, the number of applicants left out of Assam’s draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) published Monday? For context, the number is nearly as large as the population of Croatia (41 lakh in 2017), 5 times that of Bhutan (8 lakh) and 11 times that of Iceland (3.4 lakh). In Assam itself, the 40 lakh omitted names represented 1 in every 8 NRC applicants, who numbered 3,29,91,384. These applicants are, in turn, equivalent to about one-fifth of the population of Bangladesh in 2017.

Besides Croatia and Iceland, how does 40 lakh compare with the populations of other countries that played in the recent World Cup? While it is a fraction of larger countries such as Brazil or Russia, the number is almost half the population of Switzerland, more than one-third that of either Portugal or Belgium, and more than the entire population of Uruguay.

Within India, 40 lakh persons would represent various fractions of the populations in 21 states, but more than the population of Goa, any Northeast state other than Assam, or any Union Territory other than Delhi.

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