Turkey takes lead in European birth rate

The youngest European country with 29.7 average of age, Turkey also ranks the first in number of the newborn.

Turkey takes lead in European birth rate

World Bulletin / News Desk

Europe's youngest country with an average of age of 29.7, Turkey is also the top ranking country in number of the newborn babies, which is about 1.3 million in 2012.

According to the data gathered by Anadolu Agency correspondent from the recent statistics released by the European Statistical Office (EuroStat), the young population of Turkey, seen as the main factor attracting foreign direct investements to the country, is mounting day by day.

In 2012, 1,279,864 inviduals were added to the Turkish population, making Turkey the leading country among European countries with crude birth rate of 17 per 1,000 inhabitants.

France is the second after Turkey in the European ranking with 822,884 newborn babies, which is closely followed by Britain, Germany and Spain.

Liechtenstein ranks the last where only 356 new individuals were added in 2012 to the population of Europe's one of the smallest country, which was already 36,475.

The other European countries with the lowest population growth in the European area are Malta, Iceland and Luxembourg.

The number of the newborn, birth rates, and population in 2012 in European countries are as follows:

Ranking

Countries

No. of newborn

Birth rate (per 1,000 people)

2012 population

1

Turkey

1,279,864

17

74,724,269

2

France

822,884

12.6

65,327,724

3

Britain

812,970

12.8

63,256,141

4

Germany

671,000

8.2

81,843,743

5

Spain

456,778

9.9

46,196,276

6

Poland

386,257

10

38,538,447

7

Romania

201,104

9.4

21,355,849

8

The Netherlands

175,457

10.5

16,730,348

9

Belgium

127,000

11.4

11,094,850

10

Sweden

113,177

11.9

9,482,855

11

Czech Republic

108,576

10.3

10,505,445

12

Hungary

90,300

9.1

9,957,731

13

Portugal

89,841

8.5

10,541,840

14

Switzerland

82,164

10.3

7,954,662

15

Austria

78,952

9.3

8,443,018

16

Ireland

72,225

15.7

4,582,769

17

Bulgaria

69,121

9.5

7,327,224

18

Norway

60,255

12

4,985,870

19

Finland

59,493

11

5,401,267

20

Denmark

57,916

10.4

5,580,516

21

Slovakia

55,535

10.3

5,404,322

22

Bosnia Herzegovina

32,072

8.4

3,839,265

23

Lithuania

30,459

10.2

3,007,758

24

Kosovo

27,743

15.4

1,800,000

25

Yugoslavia

23,568

11.4

2,059,794

26

Slovenia

21,711

10.6

2,055,496

27

Latvia

19,897

9.8

2,041,763

28

Estonia

14,056

10.9

1,339,662

29

Montenegro

7,459

12

621,24

30

Luxembourg

6,026

11.3

524,853

31

Iceland

4,533

14.1

319,575

32

Malta

4,130

9.8

417,52

33

Liechtenstein

356

9.7

36,475

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Jesse
Jesse - 7 yıl Before

This is very good news for Turkey and will give them a big advantage. Countries with youthful and growing populations tend to be more innovative and dynamic. They have a growing number of workers, consumers, and tax payers. I think that the countries in Europe should do everything they can to increase their birthrates and people should seriously consider having more children.

Tom
Tom - 7 yıl Before

Yugoslavia has been partitioned into its constituent nations for quite some time now. Are you sure this grid is up to date?

amy
amy - 7 yıl Before

Sometimes Serbia is still referred to as Yugoslavia. You can find this one some rather recent maps. It is odd.