Here are ten countries where there are more resident women than there are men.

There’s a stereotypical perception that there are more men than there are women, or vice versa. Whatever. There are more people on Earth, this doesn’t mean that if you’re gender is predominant, you ought to be more than the other gender. So which one is true? That’s not our answer, but there could be some weight of evidence with the latter. Dear friends, if you’re a girl, there’s the chance that your country has more of you than boys. Here are ten countries where there are more resident women than men.



#10. Portugal 🇵🇹 

Country: Republic of Portugal; Nativity: Portuguese;

Population: 10.31 million (as of 2020) with 52.7 percent being female.

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Portugal seems first on the list, but it’s not, nor is it the last, neither. Portugal has a gender ratio of 89.79 males per 100 females as of 2020. This has declined from 89.95 males per 100 females in 2015 — a change of 0.18 percent, according to the World Bank statistics.



#9. Estonia 🇪🇪 

Country: Republic of Estonia; Nativity: Estonian;

Population: 1.331 million (as of 2020) with 52.7 percent being female.

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Estonia is ninth on this list. It has a gender ratio of 90.03 males per 100 females as of 2020. This ratio has increased from 74.35 males per 100 females in 1950 to what it is now. This is growing at an average annual rate of 1.39 percent.



#8. Armenia 🇦🇲 

Country: Republic of Armenia; Nativity: Armenian;

Population: 2.963 million (as of 2020) with 53.0 percent being female.

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Armenia is eighth on this list. The country had a gender ratio of 88.8 males per 100 females as of 2020. This has been increasing since the 1950s, according to the World Bank collection of development indicators.



#7. El Salvador 🇸🇻 

Country: Republic of El Salvador; Nativity: Salvadoran;

Population: 6.486 million (as of 2020) with 53.2 percent being female.

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El Salvador is seventh on this list. There are 88.03 males per 100 females in the country as of 2020. Significantly, this rate has declined from 97.4 males per 100 females in 1950 to the current ratio. Experts believe this will continue to decline further.



#6. Belarus 🇧🇾 

Country: Republic of Belarus; Nativity: Belarusian;

Population: 9.399 million (as of 2020) with 53.5 percent being female.

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Belarus is sixth on this list. It had a gender ratio of 87.12 males per 100 females as of 2020. This has seen an increase from 79.24 males per 100 females in 1950 to what it is now. This is growing at an annual rate of 0.68 percent.



#5. Russia 🇷🇺 

Country: Federation of Russia; Nativity: Russian;

Population: 144.1 million (as of 2020) with 53.7 percent being female.

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Russia is the fifth on this list, and has a higher gender ratio. There are 86.8 males per 100 females as of 2020. A trend that experts project to increase in the coming years. By contrast, Russia’s gender ratio is significantly lower than other former Soviet nations (also in this list).



#4. Ukraine 🇺🇦 

Country: Republic of Ukraine; Nativity: Ukrainian;

Population: 44.13 million (as of 2020) with 53.7 percent being female.

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Ukraine is fourth on the list, with a gender ratio of 86.33 males per 100 females. This has been increasing since 1950, from 75.2 males per 100 females to the current ratio as of 2020. This is growing at an average annual rate of about one percent.



#3. Lithuania 🇱🇹 

Country: Republic of Lithuania; Nativity: Lithuanian;

Population: 2.795 million (as of 2020) with 53.7 percent being female.

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Lithuania is third on this list. It had a gender ratio of 86.17 males per 100 females as of 2020. This has been increasing since 1950, from 82.16 males per 100 females in 1950 to what it is now. This is growing at an average annual rate of 0.35 percent.



#2. Latvia 🇱🇻 

Country: Republic of Latvia; Nativity: Latvian;

Population: 1.902 million (as of 2020) with 54.0 percent being female.

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Latvia is second on this list, and has a gender ratio of 85.49 males per 100 females. Since 1950, the gender ratio of Latvia has increased from 76.25 males per 100 females to what it is now. This is growing at an average annual rate of 0.83 percent.



#1. Nepal 🇳🇵 

Country: Nepal; Nativity: Nepalese or Nepali;

Population: 29.14 million (as of 2020) with 54.4 percent being female.

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Last but first on this list, Nepal has the highest proportion of females in the world, according to the World Bank. There are a gender ratio of 83.8 male for every 100 female. Approximately, there are 15.6 million females as compared to the 13 million males in the country.

What’s even more? 

Hungary, Georgia, Zimbabwe, Moldova, Sri Lanka, Croatia, Myanmar, Antigua and Barbuda, Guinea, and Uruguay, are the next ten countries with more resident women.

Let us know if your home country made the list.

Source: World Bank


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Written by: Nana Kwadwo, Sun, Dec 19, 2021.

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