Country Comparison > Birth rate > TOP 100

RankCountryBirth rate (births/1,000 population)
1Niger46.12
2Mali45.53
3Uganda44.17
4Zambia42.46
5Burkina Faso42.42
6Burundi42.33
7Malawi41.8
8Somalia40.87
9Angola38.97
10Afghanistan38.84
11Mozambique38.83
12Nigeria38.03
13South Sudan37.68
14Ethiopia37.66
15Sierra Leone37.4
16Chad37.29
17Tanzania36.82
18Congo, Republic of the36.59
19Cameroon36.58
20Benin36.51
21Guinea36.02
22Congo, Democratic Republic of the35.62
23Central African Republic35.45
24Sao Tome and Principe35.12
25Senegal35.09
26Liberia35.07
27Gabon34.64
28Rwanda34.61
29Togo34.52
30East Timor34.48
31Equatorial Guinea33.83
32Guinea-Bissau33.83
33Madagascar33.12
34Zimbabwe32.47
35Gaza Strip32.2
36Mauritania31.83
37Gambia, The31.75
38Ghana31.4
39Yemen31.02
40Western Sahara30.71
41Eritrea30.69
42Sudan30.01
43Cote d'Ivoire29.25
44Comoros29.05
45Kenya28.27
46Iraq26.85
47Marshall Islands26.36
48Solomon Islands26.33
49Lesotho25.92
50Vanuatu25.69
51Nauru25.61
52Guatemala25.46
53Jordan25.23
54Swaziland25.18
55Belize25.14
56Tajikistan24.99
57Papua New Guinea24.89
58Laos24.76
59Oman24.47
60Cambodia24.4
61Philippines24.24
62Djibouti24.08
63Algeria23.99
64Tuvalu23.74
65Honduras23.66
66Tonga23.55
67West Bank23.41
68Egypt23.35
69Kyrgyzstan23.33
70Bolivia23.28
71Pakistan23.19
72American Samoa22.87
73Haiti22.83
74Syria22.76
75Kiribati21.85
76Bangladesh21.61
77Botswana21.34
78Samoa21.29
79Nepal21.07
80Micronesia, Federated States of20.97
81Mongolia20.88
82Cape Verde20.72
83Namibia20.28
84Kuwait20.26
85Malaysia20.06
86India19.89
87Fiji19.86
88Kazakhstan19.61
89Turkmenistan19.46
90Venezuela19.42
91Mexico19.02
92Dominican Republic18.97
93Northern Mariana Islands18.94
94South Africa18.94
95Ecuador18.87
96Saudi Arabia18.78
97Burma18.65
98Panama18.61
99Peru18.57
100Morocco18.47

Definition: This entry gives the average annual number of births during a year per 1,000 persons in the population at midyear; also known as crude birth rate. The birth rate is usually the dominant factor in determining the rate of population growth. It depends on both the level of fertility and the age structure of the population.

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

See also: Birth rate map

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