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Encyclopedia > List of countries by fertility rate
Map of countries and territories by fertility rate
Graph of Total Fertility Rates vs. GDP per capita of the corresponding country, 2004. Only countries with over 5 Million population were plotted to reduce outlyers. Sources: CIA World Fact Book

This is a list of countries by total fertility rate (TFR): the expected number of children born per woman in her child-bearing years, based on 2006 age-specific fertility rate data. Sovereign states are ranked. Some countries might not be listed at this time because they are not fully recognized as countries at the time this Census. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1357x628, 39 KB) A more precise world map of country fertility rates, as listed at w:List of countries and territories by fertility rate. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1357x628, 39 KB) A more precise world map of country fertility rates, as listed at w:List of countries and territories by fertility rate. ... This is an alphabetical list of countries of the world, including independent states (both those that are internationally recognised and generally unrecognised), inhabited dependent territories and areas of special sovereignty. ... The (total) fertility rate of a population is the average number of child births per woman. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ...

Ranking Country Fertility rate
in 2000
Fertility rate
in 2007
1 Mali 6.89 7.38
2 Niger 7.16 7.37
3 Uganda 6.96 6.84
4 Somalia 7.18 6.68
5 Afghanistan 5.87 6.64
6 Yemen 7.05 6.49
7 Burundi 6.25 6.48
8 Burkina Faso 6.44 6.41
9 Democratic Republic of the Congo 6.92 6.37
10 Angola 6.52 6.27
11 Sierra Leone 6.08 6.01
12 Republic of the Congo 5.06 5.99
13 Liberia 6.43 5.94
14 Mauritania 6.92 5.78
15 Guinea 5.46 5.75
16 Malawi 5.33 5.74
17 Oman 6.08 5.70
Mayotte (France) 6.33 5.69
Gaza Strip 6.55 5.64
18 Chad 6.63 5.56
19 Sao Tome and Principe 6.08 5.53
20 Nigeria 5.66 5.45
21 Rwanda 5.07 5.37
22 Zambia 5.62 5.31
23 Mozambique 4.93 5.29
24 Madagascar 5.84 5.24
25 Djibouti 5.80 5.23
26 The Gambia 5.76 5.21
27 Ethiopia 7.07 5.10
28 Benin 6.32 5.08
29 Senegal 5.21 5.00
30 Comoros 5.38 4.97
31 Eritrea 5.93 4.96
32 Togo 5.50 4.90
33 Haiti 4.50 4.86
34 Kenya 3.66 4.82
35 Guinea-Bissau 5.27 4.79
36 Maldives 5.62 4.78
37 Tanzania 5.51 4.77
38 Gabon 3.73 4.71
39 Sudan 5.47 4.69
40 Bhutan 5.13 4.67
41 Laos 5.21 4.59
42 Cameroon 4.88 4.49
43 Equatorial Guinea 4.94 4.48
44 Côte d'Ivoire 5.80 4.43
43 Central African Republic 4.95 4.32
46 Samoa 3.50 4.21
West Bank 5.02 4.17
47 Kiribati 4.40 4.12
48 Iraq 4.87 4.07
49 Nepal 4.68 4.01
50 Saudi Arabia 6.30 3.94
51 Ghana 3.95 3.89
52 Paraguay 4.16 3.84
53 Papua New Guinea 4.38 3.79
54 Solomon Islands 4.80 3.78
55 Marshall Islands 6.61 3.76
56 Pakistan 4.56 3.71
57 Guatemala 4.66 3.70
58 Belize 4.14 3.52
59 Honduras 4.26 3.48
60 East Timor 3.45
61 Swaziland 5.87 3.43
62 Syria 4.06 3.31
63 Cape Verde 4.19 3.28
64 Lesotho 4.15 3.21
" Libya 3.71 3.21
66 Turkmenistan 3.63 3.13
67 Cambodia 4.82 3.12
68 Bangladesh 2.85 3.09
" Tajikistan 4.35 3.09
70 El Salvador 3.38 3.08
" Zimbabwe 3.34 3.08
American Samoa (US) 3.60 3.07
72 Federated States of Micronesia 3.83 3.07
73 Philippines 3.48 3.05
74 Nauru 3.71 3.02
Turks and Caicos Islands (UK) 3.25 3.02
75 Malaysia 3.29 3.01
76 Tuvalu 3.11 2.96
77 Namibia 4.89 2.94
78 Uzbekistan 3.09 2.88
79 Kuwait 3.26 2.86
80 Israel 2.92 2.84 1
81 Dominican Republic 3.00 2.81
" India 3.11 2.81
83 Egypt 3.15 2.77
84 Bolivia 3.66 2.76
85 Qatar 3.25 2.75
" Tonga 3.20 2.75
87 Botswana 3.80 2.73
88 Fiji 2.89 2.70
89 Nicaragua 3.27 2.69
90 Kyrgyzstan 3.22 2.68
91 Panama 2.32 2.66
92 Ecuador 3.18 2.63
" Vanuatu 3.29 2.63
93 Morocco 3.13 2.62
World 2.80 2.59
94 Bahrain 2.82 2.57
" Guam (US) 3.96 2.57
95 Jordan 3.44 2.55
96 Venezuela 2.51 2.55
97 Colombia 2.69 2.51
98 Peru 3.04 2.46
" Palau 2.47 2.46
99 United Arab Emirates 3.29 2.43
Greenland (Denmark) 2.45 2.40
100 Mexico 2.67 2.39
101 Indonesia 2.61 2.38
102 Jamaica 2.11 2.36
103 Grenada 2.42 2.30
104 Saint Kitts and Nevis 2.43 2.29
105 Mongolia 2.40 2.25
New Caledonia (France) 2.52 2.25
106 Antigua and Barbuda 1.92 2.23
107 Costa Rica 2.52 2.21
108 South Africa 2.47 2.16
United States Virgin Islands (US) 2.27 2.16
109 The Bahamas 2.33 2.15
Faroe Islands (Denmark) 2.32 2.15
110 Saint Lucia 2.42 2.15
111 Argentina 2.47 2.13
112 Dominica 2.05 2.12
113 United States 2.06 2.09
114 Azerbaijan 2.19 2.05
115 Sri Lanka 1.98 2.05
" North Korea 2.30 2.05
117 Guyana 2.11 2.04
118 Albania 2.37 2.03
" Suriname 2.50 2.03
Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) 2.14 2.00
Netherlands Antilles (Netherlands) 2.09 1.99
French Polynesia (France) 2.28 1.98
120 France 1.89 1.98
121 Brunei 2.47 1.97
" Chile 2.20 1.97
" Uruguay 2.37 1.97
124 Burma 2.37 1.95
125 Mauritius 2.02 1.94
126 Iceland 2.03 1.91 Statistic Iceland says 1,991 average from 2001-2006
Cayman Islands (UK) 2.05 1.89
127 Turkey 2.16 1.89
" Kazakhstan 2.03 1.89
" Vietnam 2.53 1.89
Bermuda (UK) 1.68 1.88
130 Lebanon 2.08 1.88
" Brazil 2.13 1.88
132 United Kingdom 1.63 1.87[1]
133 Algeria 2.80 1.86
" Ireland 1.91 1.86
Aruba (Netherlands) 1.80 1.85
135 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2.11 1.81
136 Cyprus 1.95 1.80
137 New Zealand 1.80 1.79
138 Luxembourg 1.70 1.78
" Norway 1.81 1.78 (1,84 from Statistics Norway 2006) dont take everything from CIA Factbook
Montserrat (UK) 1.85 1.77
Puerto Rico (US) 1.90 1.77
139 Australia 1.79 1.76
140 People's Republic of China (mainland only) 1.82 1.75
" Monaco 1.76 1.75
142 Denmark 1.73 1.74
" Trinidad and Tobago 1.83 1.74
" Seychelles 1.85 1.74
145 Finland 1.70 1.73
" Tunisia 2.04 1.73
Anguilla (UK) 1.80 1.72
British Virgin Islands (UK) 1.72 1.72
146 Iran 2.20 1.71
147 Serbia 1.70 1.69
147 Netherlands 1.64 1.66
148 Sweden 1.53 1.66
149 Barbados 1.70 1.65
Isle of Man (UK) 1.64 1.65
Gibraltar (UK) 2.15 1.65
150 Belgium 1.61 1.64
151 Thailand 1.88 1.64
153 Cuba 1.60 1.60
Jersey (UK) 1.56 1.58
154 Macedonia 1.82 1.57
Saint Helena (UK) 1.53 1.55
155 Canada 1.51 1.53 1
156 Liechtenstein 1.49 1.51
157 Malta 1.92 1.51
European Union 1.50
158 Portugal 1.47 1.48
159 Switzerland 1.47 1.44
160 Georgia 1.41 1.42
161 Estonia 1.19 1.41
" Croatia 1.94 1.41
Guernsey (UK) 1.35 1.40
162 Germany 1.38 1.40
162 Bulgaria 1.13 1.39
" Russia 1.25 1.39
163 Romania 1.35 1.38
165 Austria 1.39 1.37
166 Greece 1.33 1.35
167 Armenia 1.47 1.34
" San Marino 1.29 1.34
169 Hungary 1.25 1.33
" Slovakia 1.25 1.33
171 Andorra 1.25 1.31
172 Italy 1.18 1.29
" Spain 1.15 1.29
174 South Korea 1.72 1.28
" Latvia 1.13 1.28
176 Poland 1.38 1.26
" Slovenia 1.28 1.26
178 Moldova 1.63 1.25
179 Ukraine 1.26 1.24
180 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.71 1.23
" Japan 1.41 1.23
182 Belarus 1.25 1.22
" Czech Republic 1.18 1.22
Northern Mariana Islands (US) 1.76 1.21
184 Lithuania 1.34 1.21
185 Republic of China (Taiwan) 1.76 1.12
186 Singapore 1.16 1.07
Macau (PRC) 1.30 1.03
Hong Kong (PRC) 1.27 0.98
Note: the only recognized and independent country that is missing from this list is Vatican City.

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  • Source: The World Factbook, CIA

 
 

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