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2000

Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 19th century20th century21st century
Decades: 1970s  1980s  1990s  – 2000s –  2010s  2020s  2030s
Years: 1997 1998 199920002001 2002 2003
2000 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 2000
MM
Ab urbe condita 2753
Armenian calendar 1449
ԹՎ ՌՆԽԹ
Assyrian calendar 6750
Bahá'í calendar 156–157
Bengali calendar 1407
Berber calendar 2950
British Regnal year 48 Eliz. 2 – 49 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar 2544
Burmese calendar 1362
Byzantine calendar 7508–7509
Chinese calendar 己卯(Earth Rabbit)
4696 or 4636
    — to —
庚辰年 (Metal Dragon)
4697 or 4637
Coptic calendar 1716–1717
Discordian calendar 3166
Ethiopian calendar 1992–1993
Hebrew calendar 5760–5761
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2056–2057
 - Shaka Samvat 1922–1923
 - Kali Yuga 5101–5102
Holocene calendar 12000
Igbo calendar 1000–1001
Iranian calendar 1378–1379
Islamic calendar 1420–1421
Japanese calendar Heisei 12
(平成12年)
Juche calendar 89
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4333
Minguo calendar ROC 89
民國89年
Thai solar calendar 2543
Unix time 946684800–978307199

2000 (MM) was a century leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar (dominical letter BA), the 2000th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 1000th and last year of the 2nd millennium, the 100th and last year of the 20th century, and the 1st year of the 2000s decade.

2000 was designated as:

The year 2000 was the first year of the 2000s decade. Popular culture holds the year 2000 as the first year of the 21st century and the 3rd millennium, due to a tendency to group the years according to decimal values, as if year zero were counted. According to the Gregorian Calendar these distinctions fall to the year 2001, because the 1st century was retroactively said to start with year AD 1. Since the calendar has no year zero, its first millennium spans from years 1 to 1000, inclusively, and its second millennium from years 1001 to 2000. (See more at Millennium.)

The "year 2000" is sometimes abbreviated as "Y2K" (the "Y" stands for "year", and the "K" stands for "kilo" which means "thousand").[3][4] The year 2000 was the subject of Y2K concerns: fears that computers would not shift from 1999 to 2000 correctly. However, by the end of 1999, many companies had already converted to new, or upgraded their existing software. Some even obtained Y2K certification. As a result of massive effort, much of it mis-directed, relatively few problems occurred.

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November

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World population

World population[14]
2000 1995 2005
World 6,070,581,000 5,674,380,000 +396,201,000 +6,98% 6,453,628,000 +383,047,000 +6,31%
Africa 795,671,000 707,462,000 +88,209,000 +12,47% 887,964,000 +92,293,000 +11,60%
Asia 3,679,737,000 3,430,052,000 +249,685,000 +7,28% 3,917,508,000 +237,771,000 +6,46%
Europe 727,986,000 727,405,000 +581,000 +0,08% 724,722,000 -3,264,000 -0,45%
Latin America 520,229,000 481,099,000 +39,130,000 +8,13% 558,281,000 +38,052,000 +7,31%
Northern America 315,915,000 299,438,000 +16,477,000 +5,50% 332,156,000 +16,241,000 +5,14%
Oceania 31,043,000 28,924,000 +2,119,000 +7,33% 32,998,000 +1,955,000 +6,30%

Births

Deaths

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February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Nobel Prizes

See also

References

  1. ^ International Year for the Culture of Peace (2000)
  2. ^ Isaak Newton Maths posters in the London Underground
  3. ^ "Y2K, After the Hype". CalendarHome.com. Retrieved 2013-09-15. 
  4. ^ By TINA KELLEYPublished: December 27, 1999 (1999-12-27). Y2K' Stands for the Year 2000. Now That Wasn't Really Difficult, Was It? - New York Times"'". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 2013-09-15. 
  5. ^ BBC News | SCOTLAND | Solway Harvester: A tale of tragedy. Retrieved 19 November 2007.
  6. ^ CNN.com – World – War crimes tribunal hands Croat general lengthy sentence – March 3, 2000. Retrieved 19 November 2007.
  7. ^ Fifth Anniversary: Nasdaq's record all-time closing high 5,048.62. Retrieved 19 November 2007.
  8. ^ Smith, D. R.; Padilla, WJ; Vier, DC; Nemat-Nasser, SC; Schultz, S (2000). "Composite Medium with Simultaneously Negative Permeability and Permittivity". Physical Review Letters 84 (18): 4184–7.  
  9. ^ McDonald, Kim (2000-03-21). "UCSD Physicists Develop a New Class of Composite Material with 'Reverse' Physical Properties Never Before Seen". UCSD Science and Engineering. Retrieved 2010-12-17. 
  10. ^ "Planetary Alignment of 5 May 2000". Nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov. Retrieved 2013-09-15. 
  11. ^ India:1 billion population marks milestone
  12. ^ Baby girl gives India 1 billion
  13. ^ "PRESIDENT CLINTON ANNOUNCES THE COMPLETION OF THE FIRST SURVEY OF THE ENTIRE HUMAN GENOME". The White House. 2000-06-25. Retrieved 2013-06-26. 
  14. ^ World Population Prospects. Retrieved 19 November 2007.

External links

  • 2000 Coin Pictures
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