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Total fertility rate

(children per woman)

Niger is the top country by total fertility in the world. As of 2018, total fertility in Niger was 7.13 children per woman. The top 5 countries also includes Somalia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mali, and Chad.

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What is total fertility?

The average number of children a hypothetical cohort of women would have at the end of their reproductive period if they were subject during their whole lives to the fertility rates of a given period and if they were not subject to mortality. Medium fertility variant