Top 10 Countries With the Highest Birth Rate


Babies are very important for each country. They define what’s next for the future. But while babies have essential roles for their families and society in general, they can be a great responsibility of the life of the parents. In some parts of the world, babies are born at a very fast pace, and people never thought it possible. This selection highlights the 10 countries with the highest birth rate in the world. One observation, the figures quoted are birth rates per 1000 people.

10. AFGHANISTAN – ANNUAL BIRTHRATE 38.84

Although Afghanistan has been in the midst of war for a long time, the country’s birth rate is still relatively high. With almost 40 babies being born each year for every 1,000 of the population, they certainly will not have a shortage of new soldiers in the near future.

9. ANGOLA – ANNUAL BIRTHRATE 38.97

This South African country is the second largest on the continent. With a population of about 25 million, the big reason is the rate of 38.97 births per 1,000 inhabitants. Despite this, it was very interesting to note how Angola has hosted around 12,000 refugees and nearly 3,000 asylum seekers since 2007.

8. SOMALIA – ANNUAL BIRTHRATE 40.87

With a population of about 10.8 million and a birth rate of 40.87, this African country receives around 432,000 babies annually. That’s a lot considering the civil unrest that the country is experiencing. Urban Somalia is located on the north side of the land while the rural areas are in the southern part.

7. MALAWI – ANNUAL BIRTHRATE 41.8

Although this landlocked African country has a very high birth rate, statistics show that it also has a low life expectancy and a high rate of infant mortality. Malawi has an estimated population of 15 million, and the forecast is that it will triple in the next 3 decades.

6. BURUNDI – ANNUAL BIRTHRATE 42.33

Located in East Africa, Burundi is one of the poorest nations in the world . With a population of 10 million people, the country’s population growth rate is 2.5%. The entire country is mostly rural, and has experienced a civilian growing aspect in 2006. Just 13% of the entire population live in an urban environment.

5. BURKINA FASO – ANNUAL BIRTHRATE 42.42

In West Africa, Burkina Faso is a relatively small landlocked country with an estimated population of 17 million. However, the high birth rate of the country does not correspond to the casual food insecurity that it experiences from time to time. Poverty is one of the common reasons this happens. As a solution, World Food Program comes to your aid.

4. ZAMBIA – ANNUAL BIRTHRATE 42.46

Zambia is also located in the southern part of Africa, such as Malawi. Knowing that the 2 countries are in close proximity to one another, it is not unlikely that they share the same problems. Although ethnically diverse, the counting of the population of this nation has grown steadily since 1931.

3. UGANDA – ANNUAL BIRTHRATE 44.17

Bordered by Kenya, Congo, Tanzania and South Sudan, Uganda is one of the most populous countries in East Africa. This much explains why they also have a relatively high birth rate. Uganda has a massive population of 34 million, but is quite young. The average age is 15 years old, which makes the country a vibrant colossal community.

2. MALI – ANNUAL BIRTHRATE 45.53

Mali is the eighth largest country in Africa. And it is also the third largest gold producer in the world. However, despite its large land area, the population of Mali is only 14 million. Their birth rate, however, is generally high at the time, so an explosion in population in the coming years could be expected. Every woman in Mali gives birth to an average of 6 babies. See also the biggest newborn babies in the world.

1. NIGER – ANNUAL BIRTH RATE 46.12

Located in West Africa, Niger is the largest country in West Africa. But it does not have the largest population. According to the latest count, the total number of inhabitants of Niger is less than 16 million. The country’s birth rate, on the other hand, is the highest in the world. Each woman in Niger is expected to have 7 babies during her fertile period. With this, their population is expected to grow at a rate of 3.3% each year. By the way, this is also the fastest global population growth rate. Niger is expected to catch up in terms of counting the population with its neighbors in a matter of a few years, and this country is leading position in this selection of the 10 countries with the highest birth rate in the world.