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Birth rate rises 4.5% in Iran: Official

Source: Tehran Times

TEHRAN - An official at the National Organization for Civil Registration of Iran announced that the birth rate in the country has increased by 4.5 percent in the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-December 21) compared to the same period last year.

file photo: An Iranian nurse caring for a newly born

According to the Mehr news agency, Ali Akbar Mahzoon noted that 1,189,367 births occurred nationwide during the 9-month period this year.

The birth rate went up to 6.2 percent in Tehran as 155,288 births were recorded and Yazd, Qom, and Hormozgan provinces with 9.1, 8.6 and 7.8 percent set a record for the highest birth rate in the country, respectively, he said.

Iran population density map

Meanwhile, the birth rate in Lorestan, Gilan, and East Azarbaijan provinces were down by 1, 0.9, and 1.1 percent, respectively, he added.

He further explained that annual death toll fell by 18.4 percent, as 277,914 deaths were recorded this year. The figures reveal that provinces of Alborz, Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari, and Qom had the highest death tolls of 6,648, 5,796, and 4,190, respectively.

On the other hand, he added that Lorestan, North Khorasan, and Markazi provinces with 54.9, 54.2, and 46.5 fall were the cities with the least death toll.

Death toll in Tehran hit 39,917, an increase of 3.8 percent year on year, he noted.

After a decline in the population growth in the country and based on Iran's current population policies outlined by the Supreme Leader the country strive for a growth in the population.

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