Country Comparison > Birth rate > TOP 100

RankCountryBirth rate (births/1,000 population)
1Niger50.06
2Uganda47.38
3Mali45.15
4Zambia43.51
5Burkina Faso43.2
6Ethiopia42.59
7Somalia42.12
8Burundi40.58
9Malawi40.42
10Congo, Republic of the40.09
11Angola39.36
12Mozambique39.34
13Afghanistan39.3
14Nigeria39.23
15Chad38.7
16Sierra Leone38.12
17Benin37.55
18Madagascar37.13
19Congo, Democratic Republic of the37.05
20Sao Tome and Principe37.02
21Guinea36.6
22Liberia36.45
23Senegal36.19
24Rwanda36.14
25Central African Republic36.13
26Togo35.26
27Gabon35
28Equatorial Guinea34.88
29Guinea-Bissau34.72
30Gaza Strip34.3
31Gambia, The33.41
32Mauritania32.78
33Yemen32.57
34Cameroon32.49
35Zimbabwe32.19
36Eritrea32.1
37Kenya31.93
38Tanzania31.81
39Sudan31.7
40Western Sahara31.65
41Comoros31.49
42Cote d'Ivoire30.4
43Iraq28.19
44Marshall Islands28.14
45Solomon Islands27.46
46Nauru27.08
47Ghana26.99
48Lesotho26.65
49Jordan26.52
50Guatemala26.48
51Swaziland26.16
52Belize26.02
53Tajikistan25.93
54Papua New Guinea25.92
55Laos25.68
56East Timor25.43
57Cambodia25.17
58Philippines24.98
59Djibouti24.91
60Tonga24.7
61Honduras24.66
62Oman24.33
63Pakistan24.3
64Bolivia24.24
65Egypt24.22
66West Bank24.19
67Kyrgyzstan23.9
68Haiti23.87
69Syria23.52
70Libya23.47
71Tuvalu23.35
72American Samoa22.69
73Bangladesh22.53
74Kiribati22.45
75Samoa22.1
76Botswana22.02
77Micronesia, Federated States of21.85
78Nepal21.85
79Cape Verde21.21
80Namibia21.11
81Kuwait20.96
82Malaysia20.74
83Fiji20.7
84Mongolia20.7
85India20.6
86Vanuatu20.6
87Kazakhstan20.44
88Northern Mariana Islands20.21
89Venezuela19.88
90Ecuador19.6
91Turkmenistan19.55
92Dominican Republic19.44
93South Africa19.32
94Saudi Arabia19.19
95Panama19.17
96Peru19.13
97Nicaragua19.12
98Burma19.11
99Israel18.97
100Morocco18.97

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, 2012

See also: Birth rate map

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