Rankings

Population: size and growth Change

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Fastest growing populations

Average annual % increase 2015-20

  1. Rank
    1
    Country
    Bahrain
    Result
    4.3
  2. Rank
    2
    Country
    Oman
    Result
    4.1
  3. Rank
    3
    Country
    Niger
    Result
    3.8
  4. Rank
    4
    Country
    Equatorial Guinea
    Result
    3.6
  5. Rank
    5
    Country
    Angola
    Result
    3.3
  6. Rank
    6
    Country
    Uganda
    Result
    3.2
  7. Rank
    Country
    Congo-Kinshasa
    Result
    3.2
  8. Rank
    Country
    Burundi
    Result
    3.2
  9. Rank
    9
    Country
    Tanzania
    Result
    3.1
  10. Rank
    10
    Country
    Chad
    Result
    3.0
  11. Rank
    Country
    Gambia, The
    Result
    3.0
  12. Rank
    Country
    Mali
    Result
    3.0
  13. Rank
    Country
    Zambia
    Result
    3.0
  14. Rank
    14
    Country
    Somalia
    Result
    2.9
  15. Rank
    Country
    Mozambique
    Result
    2.9
  16. Rank
    Country
    Malawi
    Result
    2.9
  17. Rank
    Country
    Burkina Faso
    Result
    2.9
  18. Rank
    18
    Country
    Iraq
    Result
    2.8
  19. Rank
    Country
    Senegal
    Result
    2.8
  20. Rank
    20
    Country
    West Bank & Gaza
    Result
    2.7
  21. Rank
    Country
    South Sudan
    Result
    2.7
  22. Rank
    Country
    Mauritania
    Result
    2.7
  23. Rank
    Country
    Madagascar
    Result
    2.7
  24. Rank
    Country
    Benin
    Result
    2.7
  25. Rank
    25
    Country
    Nigeria
    Result
    2.6
  26. Rank
    Country
    Guinea
    Result
    2.6
  27. Rank
    Country
    Congo-Brazzaville
    Result
    2.6
  28. Rank
    Country
    Cameroon
    Result
    2.6
  29. Rank
    29
    Country
    Togo
    Result
    2.5
  30. Rank
    Country
    Liberia
    Result
    2.5
  31. Rank
    Country
    Kenya
    Result
    2.5
  32. Rank
    Country
    Ivory Coast
    Result
    2.5
  33. Rank
    Country
    French Guiana
    Result
    2.5
  34. Rank
    34
    Country
    Sudan
    Result
    2.4
  35. Rank
    Country
    Rwanda
    Result
    2.4
  36. Rank
    Country
    Qatar
    Result
    2.4
  37. Rank
    Country
    Guinea-Bissau
    Result
    2.4
  38. Rank
    Country
    Ethiopia
    Result
    2.4
  39. Rank
    Country
    Afghanistan
    Result
    2.4
  40. Rank
    40
    Country
    Eritrea
    Result
    2.3
  41. Rank
    Country
    Yemen
    Result
    2.3
  42. Rank
    Country
    Zimbabwe
    Result
    2.3
  43. Rank
    43
    Country
    Jordan
    Result
    2.2
  44. Rank
    Country
    Ghana
    Result
    2.2
  45. Rank
    Country
    Gabon
    Result
    2.2
  46. Rank
    46
    Country
    Namibia
    Result
    2.1
  47. Rank
    Country
    Sierra Leone
    Result
    2.1
  48. Rank
    Country
    Tajikistan
    Result
    2.1
  49. Rank
    Country
    Timor-Leste
    Result
    2.1
  50. Rank
    50
    Country
    Papua New Guinea
    Result
    2.0

Index key & notes

Notes

Populations include migrant workers.

Source: UN Population Division