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Romania’s population continues to decline

Romania’s population dropped in December 2010, against the previous month, by 6.979, with 16,523 newborns (9.1 alive newborns for 1,000 inhabitants) against 23,502 deceased (12.9 deaths for 1,000 inhabitants), according to data provided by the National Statistics Institute (INS) on Monday. “The surplus in the number of deceased vs. the number of alive newborns – a negative increase – resulted in a population decrease by 6,979 in December, following another decline of 4,128 in November. The number of babies under one year that died in December was 214,” INS writes in a press release.


The number of alive newborns also was smaller by 879 in December 2010 than the same month of 2009, while there were 1,384 less deceased than in December 2009.


The number of marriages recorded by local authorities dropped by 1,275 in December against November 2010, to 3,845 ceremonies (2.1 marriages for 1,000 inhabitants). Meanwhile, courts issued 3,073 final divorce decisions (1.69 for 1,000 inhabitants), 866 more than in November 2010.


In December 2010, there were 664 less marriages than in the same month of the previous year, while courts ruled 550 more divorces than a year ago.

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