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Geography > Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Average rainfall is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Sao Tome and Principe 3,200 2008
2 Papua New Guinea 3,142 2008
3 Solomon Islands 3,028 2008
4 Costa Rica 2,926 2008
5 Malaysia 2,875 2008
6 Brunei 2,722 2008
7 Indonesia 2,702 2008
8 Panama 2,692 2008
9 Bangladesh 2,666 2008
10 Colombia 2,612 2008
11 Fiji 2,592 2008
12 Sierra Leone 2,526 2008
13 Singapore 2,497 2008
=14 Liberia 2,391 2008
=14 Nicaragua 2,391 2008
16 Guyana 2,387 2008
17 Grenada 2,350 2008
18 Philippines 2,348 2008
19 Suriname 2,331 2008
20 Seychelles 2,330 2008
21 Saint Lucia 2,301 2008
=22 Trinidad and Tobago 2,200 2008
=22 Bhutan 2,200 2008
24 Equatorial Guinea 2,156 2008
25 Burma 2,091 2008
26 Ecuador 2,087 2008
27 Dominica 2,083 2008
28 Puerto Rico 2,054 2008
29 Jamaica 2,051 2008
30 Mauritius 2,041 2008
31 Guatemala 1,996 2008
32 Honduras 1,976 2008
33 Maldives 1,972 2008
34 Iceland 1,940 2008
35 Cambodia 1,904 2008
36 Venezuela 1,875 2008
37 Laos 1,834 2008
38 Gabon 1,831 2008
39 Vietnam 1,821 2008
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 1,783.6 2008
40 Brazil 1,782 2008
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 1,774.3 2008
41 Peru 1,738 2008
42 New Zealand 1,732 2008
43 El Salvador 1,724 2008
44 Sri Lanka 1,712 2008
45 Belize 1,705 2008
46 Japan 1,668 2008
47 Guinea 1,651 2008
48 Congo, Republic of the 1,646 2008
49 Thailand 1,622 2008
50 Cameroon 1,604 2008
51 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1,583 2008
52 Guinea-Bissau 1,577 2008
53 Democratic Republic of the Congo 1,543 2008
54 Switzerland 1,537 2008
55 Chile 1,522 2008
56 Madagascar 1,513 2008
57 Nepal 1,500 2008
58 Albania 1,485 2008
59 Haiti 1,440 2008
60 Saint Kitts and Nevis 1,427 2008
61 Barbados 1,422 2008
62 Norway 1,414 2008
63 Dominican Republic 1,410 2008
Catholic countries average (profile) 1,391.74 2008
South Asia average (profile) 1,354 2008
64 Cote d'Ivoire 1,348 2008
65 Central African Republic 1,343 2008
66 Cuba 1,335 2008
Former British colonies average (profile) 1,304.85 2008
67 The Bahamas 1,292 2008
68 Burundi 1,274 2008
69 Uruguay 1,265 2008
70 United Kingdom 1,220 2008
71 Rwanda 1,212 2008
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 1,190.7 2008
72 Ghana 1,187 2008
Emerging markets average (profile) 1,186.08 2008
73 Malawi 1,181 2008
74 Uganda 1,180 2008
75 Togo 1,168 2008
76 Slovenia 1,162 2008
77 Nigeria 1,150 2008
78 Bolivia 1,146 2008
79 Paraguay 1,130 2008
80 Ireland 1,118 2008
81 Croatia 1,113 2008
82 Austria 1,110 2008
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 1,097 2008
83 India 1,083 2008
84 Tanzania 1,071 2008
South and Central Asia average (profile) 1,061.15 2008
Religious countries average (profile) 1,049.38 2008
85 Benin 1,039 2008
86 Mozambique 1,032 2008
87 Antigua and Barbuda 1,030 2008
88 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1,028 2008
89 Georgia 1,026 2008
90 Zambia 1,020 2008
High income OECD countries average (profile) 944.47 2008
Former French colonies average (profile) 943.36 2008
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 934.14 2008
91 Luxembourg 934 2008
failed states average (profile) 931.46 2008
92 Comoros 900 2008
Non-religious countries average (profile) 877.82 2008
93 France 867 2008
Cold countries average (profile) 861.97 2008
NATO countries average (profile) 856.48 2008
94 Portugal 854 2008
95 Ethiopia 848 2008
96 Belgium 847 2008
97 The Gambia 836 2008
98 Italy 832 2008
99 Slovakia 824 2008
Europe average (profile) 822.61 2008
=100 Swaziland 788 2008
=100 Lesotho 788 2008
Eurozone average (profile) 787.5 2008
102 Netherlands 778 2008
European Union average (profile) 771.5 2008
Eastern Europe average (profile) 755.94 2008
103 Mexico 752 2008
104 Burkina Faso 748 2008
Muslim countries average (profile) 717.77 2008
105 United States 715 2008
106 Denmark 703 2008
107 Germany 700 2008
108 Tajikistan 691 2008
109 Senegal 686 2008
110 Czech Republic 677 2008
111 Lebanon 661 2008
112 Lithuania 656 2008
113 Greece 652 2008
114 Latvia 641 2008
115 Romania 637 2008
116 Spain 636 2008
117 Kenya 630 2008
118 Estonia 626 2008
119 Sweden 624 2008
120 Belarus 618 2008
121 Bulgaria 608 2008
122 Poland 600 2008
123 Turkey 593 2008
124 Argentina 591 2008
125 Hungary 589 2008
126 Ukraine 565 2008
127 Armenia 562 2008
128 Malta 560 2008
129 Canada 537 2008
130 Finland 536 2008
131 Australia 534 2008
132 Kyrgyzstan 533 2008
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 526.13 2008
133 Cyprus 498 2008
134 South Africa 495 2008
135 Pakistan 494 2008
136 Russia 460 2008
137 Moldova 450 2008
138 Azerbaijan 447 2008
139 Israel 435 2008
=140 Sudan 416 2008
=140 Botswana 416 2008
OPEC countries average (profile) 413.11 2008
142 Eritrea 384 2008
143 Greenland 350 2008
144 Morocco 346 2008
145 Afghanistan 327 2008
146 Chad 322 2008
147 Namibia 285 2008
=148 Somalia 282 2008
=148 Mali 282 2008
150 Syria 252 2008
151 Kazakhstan 250 2008
152 Mongolia 241 2008
153 Cape Verde 228 2008
154 Djibouti 220 2008
155 Iraq 216 2008
156 Tunisia 207 2008
157 Uzbekistan 206 2008
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 194.2 2008
158 Turkmenistan 161 2008
159 Niger 151 2008
160 Oman 125 2008
161 Kuwait 121 2008
162 Jordan 111 2008
163 Mauritania 92 2008
164 Algeria 89 2008
165 Bahrain 83 2008
166 United Arab Emirates 78 2008
167 Qatar 74 2008
168 Saudi Arabia 59 2008
169 Libya 56 2008

Citation

"Countries Compared by Geography > Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Geography/Average-rainfall-in-depth/Mm-per-year

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Interesting observations about Geography > Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year

  • Malaysia ranked first for average rainfall in depth > mm per year amongst Muslim countries in 2008.
  • United Kingdom ranked first for average rainfall in depth > mm per year amongst European Union in 2008.
  • Papua New Guinea ranked first for average rainfall in depth > mm per year amongst Hot countries in 2008.
  • Iceland ranked first for average rainfall in depth > mm per year amongst Europe in 2008.
  • Costa Rica ranked second for average rainfall in depth > mm per year amongst Christian countries in 2008.
  • Sao Tome and Principe ranked first for average rainfall in depth > mm per year globally in 2008.
  • Singapore ranked second for average rainfall in depth > mm per year amongst Heavily indebted countries in 2008.
  • Bhutan ranked first for average rainfall in depth > mm per year amongst Cold countries in 2008.
  • Indonesia ranked second for average rainfall in depth > mm per year amongst Emerging markets in 2008.
  • Cambodia ranked first for average rainfall in depth > mm per year amongst Former French colonies in 2008.
  • New Zealand ranked second for average rainfall in depth > mm per year amongst High income OECD countries in 2008.
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