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1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1971st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 971st year of the 2nd millennium, the 71st year of the 20th century, and the 2nd year of the 1970s decade.

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1971 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1971
Ab urbe condita2724
Armenian calendar1420
Assyrian calendar6721
Baháʼí calendar127–128
Balinese saka calendar1892–1893
Bengali calendar1378
Berber calendar2921
British Regnal year19 Eliz. 2  20 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar2515
Burmese calendar1333
Byzantine calendar7479–7480
Chinese calendar庚戌年 (Metal Dog)
4667 or 4607
辛亥年 (Metal Pig)
4668 or 4608
Coptic calendar1687–1688
Discordian calendar3137
Ethiopian calendar1963–1964
Hebrew calendar5731–5732
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat2027–2028
 - Shaka Samvat1892–1893
 - Kali Yuga5071–5072
Holocene calendar11971
Igbo calendar971–972
Iranian calendar1349–1350
Islamic calendar1390–1391
Japanese calendarShōwa 46
Javanese calendar1902–1903
Juche calendar60
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4304
Minguo calendarROC 60
Nanakshahi calendar503
Thai solar calendar2514
Tibetan calendar阳金狗年
(male Iron-Dog)
2097 or 1716 or 944
(female Iron-Pig)
2098 or 1717 or 945
Unix time31536000 – 63071999

The year 1971 had three partial solar eclipses (February 25, July 22 and August 20) and two total lunar eclipses (February 10, and August 6).

The world population increased by 2.1% this year, the highest increase in history.[1]