A Look At Where The Most Babies Are Being Born

What do Bulgaria and Niger have in commmon? Not a lot! In fact, they're at opposite ends of the birth rate spectrum. Here's a look at how many babies are being born in the world, from least to greatest.
By the CIA

Numbers shown are births per 1000 people, estimated for the year 2002. And for quick reference to our most frequent visitors: United States rate is 14.1, Canada is 11.09 per thousand.

Bulgaria8.05
Latvia8.27
Italy8.93
Estonia8.96
Germany8.99
Czech Republic9.08
Slovenia9.27
Spain9.29
Hungary9.34
Austria9.58
Ukraine9.59
Monaco9.6
Guernsey9.69
Russia9.71
Sweden9.81
Greece9.82
Switzerland9.84
Belarus9.86
Andorra9.97
Japan10.03
Slovakia10.09
Lithuania10.22
Poland10.29
Belgium10.58
Finland10.6
San Marino10.64
Romania10.81
Jersey10.86
Hong Kong10.92
Canada11.09
Gibraltar11.19
Liechtenstein11.24
United Kingdom11.34
Georgia11.48
Man, Isle of11.49
Portugal11.5
Netherlands11.58
Denmark11.74
Bermuda11.82
France11.94
Armenia12
Luxembourg12.06
Cuba12.08
Macau12.19
Aruba12.22
Norway12.39
Australia12.71
Bosnia and Herzegovina12.76
Malta12.76
Singapore12.78
Croatia12.8
Serbia and Montenegro12.8
Cyprus12.91
Saint Helena13.26
Barbados13.32
The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia13.35
Cayman Islands13.45
Trinidad and Tobago13.66
Faroe Islands13.74
Moldova13.82
United States14.1
Taiwan14.21
New Zealand14.23
Iceland14.37
Korea, South14.55
Ireland14.62
Anguilla14.94
Saint Pierre and Miquelon14.96
Puerto Rico15.04
British Virgin Islands15.09
Martinique15.37
Samoa15.53
Qatar15.78
China15.85
Virgin Islands15.85
Netherlands Antilles16.16
Greenland16.27
Mauritius16.34
Sri Lanka16.36
Thailand16.39
Chile16.46
Guadeloupe16.53
Tunisia16.83
Seychelles17.27
Uruguay17.28
Dominica17.3
Iran17.54
Montserrat17.54
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines17.54
Jamaica17.74
Kazakhstan17.83
Guyana17.89
Korea, North17.95
Turkey17.95
Brazil18.08
French Polynesia18.17
Argentina18.23
United Arab Emirates18.3
Albania18.59
Panama18.6
Saint Kitts and Nevis18.61
The Bahamas18.69
Antigua and Barbuda18.84
Azerbaijan18.84
Israel18.91
Palau19.32
Bahrain19.53
Burma19.65
Costa Rica19.83
New Caledonia19.91
Lebanon19.96
Suriname19.97
Brunei20.06
Venezuela20.22
Northern Mariana Islands20.29
South Africa20.63
Reunion20.7
Vietnam20.89
World21.16
Saint Lucia21.37
Tuvalu21.44
French Guiana21.66
Mongolia21.8
Kuwait21.84
Indonesia21.87
Colombia21.99
Algeria22.34
Mexico22.36
Grenada23.05
Fiji23.2
Peru23.36
Morocco23.69
India23.79
American Samoa24.04
Tonga24.08
Guam24.09
Turks and Caicos Islands24.18
Malaysia24.22
Dominican Republic24.4
Egypt24.41
Jordan24.58
Zimbabwe24.59
Vanuatu24.83
Bangladesh25.12
Ecuador25.47
Uzbekistan26.09
Kyrgyzstan26.11
Bolivia26.41
Nauru26.6
Philippines26.88
Nicaragua26.98
Gabon27.24
Libya27.59
Kenya27.61
Cape Verde27.81
Botswana28.04
East Timor28.07
Ghana28.08
Turkmenistan28.27
El Salvador28.3
Syria30.11
Pakistan30.4
Paraguay30.5
Lesotho30.72
Belize31.08
Honduras31.21
Haiti31.42
Kiribati31.58
Papua New Guinea31.61
Cambodia32.93
Nepal32.94
Tajikistan32.99
Solomon Islands33.26
Rwanda33.28
Guatemala34.17
Namibia34.17
Iraq34.2
West Bank34.94
Bhutan35.26
Cameroon35.66
Togo36.11
Mozambique36.41
Central African Republic36.6
Senegal36.99
Malawi37.13
Sudan37.21
Saudi Arabia37.25
Equatorial Guinea37.33
Laos37.39
Maldives37.41
Oman37.76
Congo, Republic of the37.91
Guinea-Bissau38.95
Comoros39.01
Tanzania39.12
Nigeria39.22
Guinea39.49
Swaziland39.59
Burundi39.87
Cote d'Ivoire39.99
Djibouti40.33
Zambia41.01
Afghanistan41.03
Gambia, The41.25
Gaza Strip41.85
Eritrea42.25
Sao Tome and Principe42.3
Madagascar42.41
Mauritania42.54
Yemen43.3
Mayotte43.59
Benin43.66
Ethiopia44.31
Burkina Faso44.34
Sierra Leone44.58
Marshall Islands44.98
Congo, Democratic Republic of the45.55
Liberia45.95
Angola46.18
Somalia46.83
Uganda47.15
Chad47.74
Mali48.37
Niger49.95

* All numbers relate to birth rates per 1000 population (2002 estimate). (Sorry -- data not available from Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Cook Islands, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), Federated States of Micronesia, Niue, Norfolk Island, Pitcairn Islands, Svalbard, Tokelau, Wallis & Futuna and Western Sahara.)PregnancyAndBaby.com


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