Country Comparison > Population growth rate

RankCountryPopulation growth rate (%)
1Lebanon9.37
2Zimbabwe4.36
3South Sudan4.12
4Jordan3.86
5Qatar3.58
6Malawi3.33
7Burundi3.28
8Niger3.28
9Uganda3.24
10Libya3.08
11Burkina Faso3.05
12Mali3
13Gaza Strip2.91
14Ethiopia2.89
15Western Sahara2.89
16Zambia2.88
17Benin2.81
18Tanzania2.8
19Angola2.78
20Yemen2.72
21Togo2.71
22United Arab Emirates2.71
23Rwanda2.63
24Guinea2.63
25Madagascar2.62
26Cameroon2.6
27Turks and Caicos Islands2.58
28Equatorial Guinea2.54
29Liberia2.52
30Congo, Democratic Republic of the2.5
31Bahrain2.49
32Senegal2.48
33Nigeria2.47
34Mozambique2.45
35East Timor2.44
36British Virgin Islands2.36
37Sierra Leone2.33
38Eritrea2.3
39Afghanistan2.29
40Mauritania2.26
41Gambia, The2.23
42Iraq2.23
43Djibouti2.23
44Ghana2.19
45Cayman Islands2.14
46Central African Republic2.13
47Kenya2.11
48Solomon Islands2.07
49Anguilla2.06
50Oman2.06
51Vanuatu2.01
52West Bank1.99
53Cote d'Ivoire1.96
54Gabon1.94
55Congo, Republic of the1.94
56Guinea-Bissau1.93
57Singapore1.92
58Chad1.92
59Belize1.92
60Sao Tome and Principe1.89
61Algeria1.88
62Comoros1.87
63Guatemala1.86
64Egypt1.84
65Papua New Guinea1.84
66Nepal1.82
67Philippines1.81
68Sudan1.78
69Tajikistan1.75
70Somalia1.75
71Honduras1.74
72Marshall Islands1.72
73Kuwait1.7
74Brunei1.65
75Cambodia1.63
76Bangladesh1.6
77Bolivia1.6
78Laos1.59
79Sint Maarten1.51
80Saudi Arabia1.49
81Pakistan1.49
82Malaysia1.47
83Israel1.46
84New Caledonia1.42
85Venezuela1.42
86Cape Verde1.39
87Ecuador1.37
88Mongolia1.37
89Aruba1.36
90Panama1.35
91Botswana1.26
92Antigua and Barbuda1.25
93Dominican Republic1.25
94India1.25
95Costa Rica1.24
96Iran1.22
97Mexico1.21
98Ireland1.2
99Paraguay1.19
100Norway1.19
101Kiribati1.18
102Kazakhstan1.17
103Turkmenistan1.14
104Swaziland1.14
105Northern Mariana Islands1.13
106Bhutan1.13
107Luxembourg1.12
108Suriname1.12
109Turkey1.12
110Christmas Island1.11
111Australia1.09
112Haiti1.08
113Colombia1.07
114Kyrgyzstan1.04
115Burma1.03
116Morocco1.02
117Nicaragua1.02
118Vietnam1
119Peru0.99
120Azerbaijan0.99
121French Polynesia0.97
122Indonesia0.95
123Argentina0.95
124Uzbekistan0.93
125Tunisia0.92
126Seychelles0.87
127San Marino0.87
128Bahamas, The0.87
129Sri Lanka0.86
130Chile0.84
131Macau0.83
132New Zealand0.83
133Liechtenstein0.82
134Jersey0.81
135Spain0.81
136Tuvalu0.8
137Isle of Man0.8
138Brazil0.8
139Sweden0.79
140Switzerland0.78
141Saint Kitts and Nevis0.78
142United States0.77
143Canada0.76
144Fiji0.7
145Jamaica0.69
146Namibia0.67
147Mauritius0.66
148Iceland0.65
149Samoa0.59
150Nauru0.56
151United Kingdom0.54
152Korea, North0.53
153Bermuda0.52
154Grenada0.5
155Faroe Islands0.49
156Montserrat0.48
157France0.45
158Guam0.44
159China0.44
160Netherlands0.42
161Hong Kong0.41
162Palau0.37
163Guernsey0.36
164Saint Lucia0.35
165Thailand0.35
166Lesotho0.34
167Malta0.33
168Barbados0.33
169Wallis and Futuna0.33
170Albania0.3
171Italy0.3
172El Salvador0.27
173Saint Helena0.27
174Uruguay0.26
175Taiwan0.25
176Gibraltar0.25
177Denmark0.22
178Dominica0.22
179Macedonia0.21
180Czech Republic0.17
181Andorra0.17
182Korea, South0.16
183Portugal0.12
184Tonga0.09
185Monaco0.06
186Belgium0.05
187Finland0.05
188Slovakia0.03
189Greenland0.02
190Greece0.01
191Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)0.01
192Austria0.01
193Norfolk Island0.01
194Pitcairn Islands0
195Holy See (Vatican City)0
196Cocos (Keeling) Islands0
197Tokelau-0.01
198Svalbard-0.03
199Russia-0.03
200Niue-0.03
201Maldives-0.09
202Poland-0.11
203Trinidad and Tobago-0.11
204Bosnia and Herzegovina-0.11
205Guyana-0.11
206Georgia-0.11
207Croatia-0.12
208Japan-0.13
209Armenia-0.13
210Cuba-0.14
211Germany-0.18
212Belarus-0.19
213Hungary-0.21
214Slovenia-0.23
215Romania-0.29
216Saint Vincent and the Grenadines-0.29
217Lithuania-0.29
218American Samoa-0.35
219Micronesia, Federated States of-0.42
220Serbia-0.46
221South Africa-0.48
222Montenegro-0.49
223Virgin Islands-0.56
224Latvia-0.62
225Ukraine-0.64
226Puerto Rico-0.65
227Estonia-0.68
228Bulgaria-0.83
229Moldova-1.02
230Saint Pierre and Miquelon-1.02
231Cook Islands-3
232Syria-9.73

Definition: The average annual percent change in the population, resulting from a surplus (or deficit) of births over deaths and the balance of migrants entering and leaving a country. The rate may be positive or negative. The growth rate is a factor in determining how great a burden would be imposed on a country by the changing needs of its people for infrastructure (e.g., schools, hospitals, housing, roads), resources (e.g., food, water, electricity), and jobs. Rapid population growth can be seen as threatening by neighboring countries.

Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014

See also: Population growth rate map

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