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Azerbaijan's population reaches 9.850 million

15 August 2017 [15:00] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews

By Laman Ismayilova

The number of Azerbaijan’s population continues to grow, as the figure reached 9,850,077 as of July 1, 2017.

The State Statistical Committee reports that the country's population grew by 0.4 percent or 40,096 people since the beginning of 2017.

The population density is 114 people per square kilometer. Some 53 percent of the population live in cities and towns, while 47 percent in villages.

Roughly 49.9 percent of the population is men, and 50.1 per cent are women. Currently, 1,006 women fall per 1,000 men.

There were recorded 68,885 newborns in the January-June, 2017. This figure made 14.3 per 1000 people.

Some 53.0 percent of newborns are boys, 47.0 percent girls. About 1,208 of them are twins and 27 triplets.

The report further adds that 29,477 deaths were registered in the country in the first half of 2017. Mortality rate per 1,000 people was 6.1.

In the first 6 month of 2017, the registration departments have recorded 27,153 marriages and 7,287 divorces. Number of marriages per 1000 people was 5.6 and divorces 1.5. 

The UN previously reported that Azerbaijan’s population is expected to hit 10.68 million people by 2030 and 11.03 million people by 2050.

The report forecasts that life expectancy at birth will increase in Azerbaijan. So if in 2015-2020 it is 72.1 years, then by 2045-2050 will increase to 75.7 and in 2095-2100 - to 82.6 years.


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