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Total fertility rate

(births per woman)

In 2016, fertility rate in Nigeria was 5.5 births per woman. In the ranking by fertility rate including 187 countries, Nigeria has the 147th rank that is close to the positions of such countries as Niger and the Senegal. Compared to Argentina which at the top of the ranking with fertility rate of 2.3 births per woman in 2016, Nigeria has 140.99 % percent higher fertility rate.

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Total fertility rate represents the number of children that would be born to a woman if she were to live to the end of her childbearing years and bear children in accordance with current age-specific fertility rates.