Rankings

Population: size and growth Change

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Fastest-growing populations

Average annual % change 2015-20 forecast

  1. Rank
    1
    Country
    Bahrain
    Result
    4.3
  2. Rank
    2
    Country
    Niger
    Result
    3.8
  3. Rank
    3
    Country
    Equatorial Guinea
    Result
    3.7
  4. Rank
    4
    Country
    Oman
    Result
    3.6
  5. Rank
    Country
    Uganda
    Result
    3.6
  6. Rank
    6
    Country
    Maldives
    Result
    3.5
  7. Rank
    7
    Country
    Angola
    Result
    3.3
  8. Rank
    8
    Country
    Congo-Kinshasa
    Result
    3.2
  9. Rank
    Country
    Burundi
    Result
    3.2
  10. Rank
    10
    Country
    Chad
    Result
    3.0
  11. Rank
    Country
    Mali
    Result
    3.0
  12. Rank
    Country
    Tanzania
    Result
    3.0
  13. Rank
    13
    Country
    Zambia
    Result
    2.9
  14. Rank
    Country
    Mozambique
    Result
    2.9
  15. Rank
    Country
    Gambia, The
    Result
    2.9
  16. Rank
    Country
    Burkina Faso
    Result
    2.9
  17. Rank
    17
    Country
    Guinea
    Result
    2.8
  18. Rank
    Country
    Mauritania
    Result
    2.8
  19. Rank
    Country
    Senegal
    Result
    2.8
  20. Rank
    Country
    Somalia
    Result
    2.8
  21. Rank
    21
    Country
    Malawi
    Result
    2.7
  22. Rank
    Country
    Madagascar
    Result
    2.7
  23. Rank
    Country
    Gabon
    Result
    2.7
  24. Rank
    Country
    French Guiana
    Result
    2.7
  25. Rank
    Country
    Benin
    Result
    2.7
  26. Rank
    26
    Country
    Rwanda
    Result
    2.6
  27. Rank
    Country
    Nigeria
    Result
    2.6
  28. Rank
    Country
    Ethiopia
    Result
    2.6
  29. Rank
    Country
    Congo-Brazzaville
    Result
    2.6
  30. Rank
    Country
    Cameroon
    Result
    2.6
  31. Rank
    31
    Country
    Togo
    Result
    2.5
  32. Rank
    Country
    Liberia
    Result
    2.5
  33. Rank
    Country
    Ivory Coast
    Result
    2.5
  34. Rank
    Country
    Iraq
    Result
    2.5
  35. Rank
    Country
    Guinea-Bissau
    Result
    2.5
  36. Rank
    Country
    Afghanistan
    Result
    2.5
  37. Rank
    37
    Country
    Sudan
    Result
    2.4
  38. Rank
    Country
    Tajikistan
    Result
    2.4
  39. Rank
    Country
    West Bank & Gaza
    Result
    2.4
  40. Rank
    Country
    Yemen
    Result
    2.4
  41. Rank
    41
    Country
    Qatar
    Result
    2.3
  42. Rank
    Country
    Kenya
    Result
    2.3
  43. Rank
    43
    Country
    Ghana
    Result
    2.2
  44. Rank
    Country
    Kuwait
    Result
    2.2
  45. Rank
    45
    Country
    Botswana
    Result
    2.1
  46. Rank
    Country
    Sierra Leone
    Result
    2.1
  47. Rank
    47
    Country
    Pakistan
    Result
    2.0
  48. Rank
    Country
    Luxembourg
    Result
    2.0
  49. Rank
    Country
    Guatemala
    Result
    2.0
  50. Rank
    Country
    Egypt
    Result
    2.0
  51. Rank
    Country
    Algeria
    Result
    2.0
  52. Rank
    Country
    Papua New Guinea
    Result
    2.0

Index key & notes

Notes

Source: UN Population Division