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This article is about the year 2040.
Millennium: 3rd millennium
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Years: 2037 2038 203920402041 2042 2043
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2040 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 2040
Ab urbe condita 2793
Armenian calendar 1489
Assyrian calendar 6790
Bahá'í calendar 196–197
Bengali calendar 1447
Berber calendar 2990
British Regnal year N/A
Buddhist calendar 2584
Burmese calendar 1402
Byzantine calendar 7548–7549
Chinese calendar 己未(Earth Goat)
4736 or 4676
    — to —
庚申年 (Metal Monkey)
4737 or 4677
Coptic calendar 1756–1757
Discordian calendar 3206
Ethiopian calendar 2032–2033
Hebrew calendar 5800–5801
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 2096–2097
 - Shaka Samvat 1962–1963
 - Kali Yuga 5141–5142
Holocene calendar 12040
Igbo calendar 1040–1041
Iranian calendar 1418–1419
Islamic calendar 1461–1462
Japanese calendar Heisei 52
Juche calendar 129
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar 4373
Minguo calendar ROC 129
Thai solar calendar 2583
Unix time 2208988800–2240611199

2040 (MMXL) will be a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (dominical letter AG), the 2040th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 40th year of the 3rd millennium, the 40th year of the 21st century, and the 1st year of the 2040s decade.

Predicted and scheduled events[edit]

Date unknown[edit]

  • Global energy consumption will have increased by 56 percent from 2010, from 524 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) to 820 quadrillion Btu.[2]
  • Japan will have shut down the last of its nuclear power plants.[3]

In fiction[edit]