A population growth rate refers to the different variations in the number of populations over a fixed time. It is often expressed as a percentage of the total individuals that comprised in a population at the start of the allocated time. When the population growth rate is positive, it means that the population has increased over time. The growth rate at which a population increase is basically the difference in population over a set time as a fraction of the original population, which is then converted into a percentage. Below we have for you the 5 countries with the highest population growth rates from around the world.[irp]
Lebanon comes in first on this list with a population growth rate of 9.73 percent per annum. This is a country which outdates recorded history, and it is this history and rich culture that has brought fame to the place as being one of the most historical and beautiful places on earth. Due to disputes over the years, there have been many lives that have been lost, but since the situation is much better than before we can see a sharp rise in the population of the beautiful country.
Zimbabwe comes in second on this list of highest population growth rate countries with a 4.36 percent growth in population per annum. This country, which is home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Victoria Falls, is a beautiful tourist spot for tourists from around the world. The country has had its fair share of civil wars and violence, and it seems now that the situation is becoming better as the population growth rate is increasing.
Next, up on this list, we have South Sudan. South Sudan is officially called the Republic of South Sudan since it has gained independence from Sudan in 2011. The country has a population growth rate of 4.12 percent. The country, whose capital is Juba, has done well for itself after independence, which is evident by the positive population growth rate.
Jordan, which is officially called the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, is the next country on this list with a population growth rate of 3.86 percent per annum. Jordan is another Arab Kingdom in the Middle East. The country lies on the east bank of the River Jordan and is bordered by Iraq and Syria to the North and Palestine to the west. The country faced minor civil unrest but has countered the problem and life have never been better in Jordan.
Finally, we have Qatar which is the country with the fifth highest population growth rate in the world. The country boasts a population growth rate of 3.58 percent per annum. The country is officially called the State of Qatar and it is a sovereign country in the Middle East. The country only has one bordering country and that is the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, while it is surrounded by the Persian Gulf on 3 sides.
The population growth rate of Saudi Arabia is 1.49%
The population growth rate of India is 1.25%
The population growth rate of Pakistan is 1.49%
Source: CIA World Factbook