Average Annual Population Growth Rate, 1980-98
rate (PGR) is the increase in a country's population during a period
of time, usually one year, expressed as a percentage of the population
at the start of that period. It reflects the number of births and deaths
during the period and the number of people moving to and from a country.
Countries with the most rapid population growth rates tend to be located
in Africa and the Middle East. Countries with the slowest population
growth rates tend to be located in Europe and North America.
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