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RankCountryBirth rate (births/1,000 population)
1Angola43.7
2Niger43.6
3Mali43.2
4Chad43
5Uganda42.4
6Zambia41.1
7Burundi40.9
8Malawi40.7
9Somalia39.3
10Liberia37.9
11Mozambique37.8
12Afghanistan37.5
13Guinea-Bissau37.3
14South Sudan36.9
15Burkina Faso36.9
16Guinea36.4
17Ethiopia36
18Sierra Leone36
19Tanzania35.3
20Nigeria35.2

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, 2019

See also: Birth rate map

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