In 2012, the United Nations estimated that there were 316,600 living centenarians worldwide. As of November 1, 2020, only Kane Tanaka, Lucile Randon, Francisca Celsa Dos Santos, Jeanne Bot, Shigeyo Nakachi, Hester Ford and Iris Westman are still living. According to the UK ONS, one-third of babies born in 2013 in the UK are expected to live to 100.
About Centenarian in brief
A centenarian is a person who has reached the age of 100 years. In 2012, the United Nations estimated that there were 316,600 living centenarians worldwide. Expectancy is increasing across the world, and the world population has also increased rapidly. As of November 1, 2020, only Kane Tanaka, Lucile Randon, Francisca Celsa Dos Santos, Jeanne Bot, Shigeyo Nakachi, Hester Ford and Iris Westman are still living. The United Nations predicts that there are 573,000 centenaria currently, almost quadrupling from the suggested 151,000 in the year 2000. According to the UK ONS, one-third of babies born in 2013 in the UK are expected to live to 100. In many countries, people receive a gift or congratulations from federalstate institutions on their 100th birthday. The tradition of Royal congratulations dates from 1908, when the Secretary for King Edward VII sent a congratulatory letter to Reverend Thomas Lord of Horncastle in a newspaper clipping. The practice was formalised from 1917, under the reign of King George V, who also sent congratulations on the attainment of a Diamond Wedding Anniversary marking 60 years of marriage. Centenarians born in Ireland receive a €2,540 ‘Centenarians’ Bounty’ and a letter from the President of Ireland, even if they are resident abroad. In the Netherlands, the King and the King’s Commissioner sends a letter on the 100th. birthday and on every birthday beginning with the 105th. In Russia, currently, Vladimir Putin officially congratulates them for reaching one hundred years for reaching their longevity and honouring them for their longevity.
In Japan, the incidence of centenarians in Japan was one per 3,522 people in 2008. In Italy, the President Of The Republic Of Italy sends a telegram from the King & Queen of Sweden. In Sweden, the Queen sends greetings on one’s 105th birthday and every year as well as wedding anniversaries; people must apply for greetings three weeks before the event. In 2019, there were reported to be over 20,000 living centENarians in Russia, a sharp increase from 6,700 in 2007. The number could be closer to 1 million, according to a 1998 United Nations demographic survey, Japan is expected to have 272,000 centreenarians by 2050; other sources suggest that the number couldbe closer than 1 million. The total number of living centanarians in the world remains uncertain, with older estimates taking into account the contemporary downward adjustments of national estimates made by several countries such as the United States; thus, the UN estimated there to be only316,600 centenians worldwide. In Germany, centenariums traditionally receive a letter of congratulations from the president of the country on their centenary birthday, and a cup of tea on their silver day following their 100st birthday. Aged 100 in Japan, a silver cup and a certificate of honouring their longevity is given to them for the prosperity of their country.