Country Comparison > Population growth rate

RankCountryPopulation growth rate (%)
1Qatar4.93
2Zimbabwe4.36
3Niger3.63
4Uganda3.58
5Ethiopia3.18
6Turks and Caicos Islands3.17
7Gaza Strip3.11
8Burundi3.1
9Burkina Faso3.07
10United Arab Emirates3.06
11Zambia3.03
12Western Sahara3.03
13Madagascar2.95
14Benin2.88
15Congo, Republic of the2.85
16Angola2.78
17Malawi2.76
18Rwanda2.75
19Togo2.75
20Bahrain2.65
21Guinea2.64
22Mali2.61
23Liberia2.61
24Equatorial Guinea2.61
25Congo, Democratic Republic of the2.58
26Yemen2.58
27Nigeria2.55
28Senegal2.53
29Kenya2.44
30British Virgin Islands2.44
31Mozambique2.44
32Eritrea2.42
33Iraq2.35
34Gambia, The2.34
35Mauritania2.32
36Djibouti2.29
37Sierra Leone2.28
38Cayman Islands2.24
39Afghanistan2.22
40Solomon Islands2.17
41Anguilla2.15
42Central African Republic2.14
43Cameroon2.08
44Comoros2.06
45West Bank2.06
46Cote d'Ivoire2.04
47Oman2.04
48Belize2.01
49Libya2.01
50Sao Tome and Principe2
51Singapore1.99
52Chad1.98
53Gabon1.98
54Guinea-Bissau1.97
55Tanzania1.96
56East Timor1.96
57Guatemala1.95
58Papua New Guinea1.94
59Egypt1.92
60Sudan1.88
61Kuwait1.88
62Marshall Islands1.87
63Philippines1.87
64Honduras1.84
65Tajikistan1.82
66Ghana1.79
67Nepal1.77
68Brunei1.69
69Cambodia1.69
70Bolivia1.66
71Laos1.66
72Somalia1.6
73Bangladesh1.58
74Pakistan1.55
75Malaysia1.54
76Israel1.54
77Saudi Arabia1.52
78New Caledonia1.49
79Botswana1.48
80Mongolia1.47
81Venezuela1.47
82Cape Verde1.43
83Ecuador1.42
84Aruba1.41
85Panama1.41
86Vanuatu1.32
87India1.31
88Dominican Republic1.31
89Costa Rica1.29
90Antigua and Barbuda1.28
91Guam1.28
92Paraguay1.26
93Iran1.25
94Kazakhstan1.24
95Kiribati1.23
96Suriname1.22
97American Samoa1.21
98Turkey1.2
99Swaziland1.2
100Bhutan1.18
101Algeria1.17
102Turkmenistan1.14
103Christmas Island1.14
104Luxembourg1.14
105Colombia1.13
106Australia1.13
107Ireland1.11
108Brazil1.1
109Mexico1.09
110Burma1.07
111Nicaragua1.07
112Vietnam1.05
113Morocco1.05
114Indonesia1.04
115French Polynesia1.02
116Azerbaijan1.02
117Peru1.02
118Argentina1
119San Marino0.98
120Tunisia0.96
121Uzbekistan0.94
122Seychelles0.92
123Sri Lanka0.91
124Bahamas, The0.9
125United States0.9
126Haiti0.89
127Kyrgyzstan0.89
128Chile0.88
129Isle of Man0.88
130Macau0.87
131New Zealand0.86
132Jersey0.83
133Namibia0.82
134Saint Kitts and Nevis0.81
135Liechtenstein0.8
136Canada0.78
137Fiji0.77
138Tuvalu0.73
139Jamaica0.71
140Mauritius0.71
141Iceland0.67
142Spain0.65
143Nauru0.61
144Samoa0.6
145Bermuda0.57
146United Kingdom0.55
147Thailand0.54
148Grenada0.54
149Korea, North0.54
150France0.5
151Montserrat0.48
152China0.48
153Netherlands0.45
154Faroe Islands0.45
155Hong Kong0.42
156Guernsey0.41
157Italy0.38
158Saint Lucia0.38
159Palau0.36
160Malta0.36
161Wallis and Futuna0.36
162Barbados0.35
163Saint Helena0.35
164Lesotho0.33
165Norway0.33
166El Salvador0.3
167Albania0.28
168Andorra0.27
169Gibraltar0.27
170Uruguay0.24
171Denmark0.24
172Macedonia0.24
173Puerto Rico0.24
174Dominica0.22
175Korea, South0.2
176Switzerland0.2
177Tonga0.19
178Portugal0.18
179Taiwan0.17
180Sweden0.17
181Armenia0.11
182Slovakia0.1
183Finland0.07
184Belgium0.06
185Greece0.06
186Greenland0.04
187Austria0.03
188Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)0.01
189Norfolk Island0.01
190Holy See (Vatican City)0
191Pitcairn Islands0
192Cocos (Keeling) Islands0
193Bosnia and Herzegovina0
194Tokelau-0.01
195Svalbard-0.03
196Niue-0.03
197Monaco-0.07
198Poland-0.08
199Japan-0.08
200Trinidad and Tobago-0.09
201Virgin Islands-0.09
202Croatia-0.09
203Cuba-0.12
204Maldives-0.13
205Czech Republic-0.13
206Hungary-0.18
207Slovenia-0.19
208Germany-0.2
209Romania-0.26
210Lithuania-0.28
211Saint Vincent and the Grenadines-0.31
212Georgia-0.33
213Guyana-0.33
214Micronesia, Federated States of-0.34
215Belarus-0.36
216Lebanon-0.38
217South Africa-0.41
218Serbia-0.46
219Russia-0.48
220Latvia-0.6
221Ukraine-0.63
222Montenegro-0.63
223Estonia-0.65
224Bulgaria-0.8
225Syria-0.8
226Jordan-0.97
227Saint Pierre and Miquelon-0.98
228Moldova-1.01
229Northern Mariana Islands-2.45
230Cook Islands-3.14

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, 2012

See also: Population growth rate map

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