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Clockwise from top-left: a U.S. Air Force MH-53 flies over the Mozambique flood which killed 700-800 people; heads of state meet for the Millennium Summit; the International Space Station in its infant form as seen from STS-97; the 2000 Summer Olympics are held in Sydney, Australia; Russian BTR-80 destroyed by Chechen fighters during the Second Chechen War; an Air France Concorde similar to the one that crashed after takeoff from Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris; the PlayStation 2 releases, later becoming the best-selling video game console of all time; people of the world, as seen here in Times Square, celebrate the New Millennium. 2000 Events Collage 2.0.jpg
Clockwise from top-left: a U.S. Air Force MH-53 flies over the Mozambique flood which killed 700–800 people; heads of state meet for the Millennium Summit; the International Space Station in its infant form as seen from STS-97; the 2000 Summer Olympics are held in Sydney, Australia; Russian BTR-80 destroyed by Chechen fighters during the Second Chechen War; an Air France Concorde similar to the one that crashed after takeoff from Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris; the PlayStation 2 releases, later becoming the best-selling video game console of all time; people of the world, as seen here in Times Square, celebrate the New Millennium.
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2000 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 2000
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Ab urbe condita 2753
Armenian calendar 1449
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Assyrian calendar 6750
Baháʼí calendar 156–157
Balinese saka calendar 1921–1922
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 己卯年 (Earth  Rabbit)
4697 or 4490
     to 
庚辰年 (Metal  Dragon)
4698 or 4491
Coptic calendar 1716–1717
Discordian calendar 3166
Ethiopian calendar 1992–1993
Hebrew calendar 5760–5761
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2056–2057
 - Shaka Samvat 1921–1922
 - Kali Yuga 5100–5101
Holocene calendar 12000
Igbo calendar 1000–1001
Iranian calendar 1378–1379
Islamic calendar 1420–1421
Japanese calendar Heisei 12
(平成12年)
Javanese calendar 1932–1933
Juche calendar 89
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4333
Minguo calendar ROC 89
民國89年
Nanakshahi calendar 532
Thai solar calendar 2543
Tibetan calendar 阴土兔年
(female Earth-Rabbit)
2126 or 1745 or 973
     to 
阳金龙年
(male Iron-Dragon)
2127 or 1746 or 974
Unix time 946684800 – 978307199

2000 (MM) was a century leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, 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.

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2000 was designated as the International Year for the Culture of Peace [1] and the World Mathematical Year. [2]

Popular culture holds the year 2000 as the first year of the 21st century and the 3rd millennium [ citation needed ], because of a tendency to group the years according to decimal values, as if non-existent 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 the year AD 1. Since the Gregorian calendar does not have year zero, its first millennium spanned from years 1 to 1000 inclusively and its second millennium from years 1001 to 2000. (For further information, see century and 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, which were 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, existing software. Some even obtained "Y2K certification". As a result of massive effort, relatively few problems occurred.

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World population [44]
2000 1995 2005
World6,070,581,0005,674,380,000+396,201,000+6.98%6,453,628,000+383,047,000+6.31%
Africa795,671,000707,462,000+88,209,000+12.47%887,964,000+92,293,000+11.60%
Asia3,679,737,0003,430,052,000+249,685,000+7.28%3,917,508,000+237,771,000+6.46%
Europe727,986,000727,405,000+581,000+0.08%724,722,000−3,264,000−0.45%
Latin America520,229,000481,099,000+39,130,000+8.13%558,281,000+38,052,000+7.31%
Northern America315,915,000299,438,000+16,477,000+5.50%332,156,000+16,241,000+5.14%
Oceania31,043,00028,924,000+2,119,000+7.33%32,998,000+1,955,000+6.30%

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