Azerbaijan’s population reaches nearly 9.8 million

Baku, December 14, AZERTAC

Azerbaijan’s population reached 9,793,800 as of November 1, 2016, according to the country`s State Statistical Committee.

Official figures show that the country`s population has grown by 0.9 per cent or 88,200 people since the beginning of the year.

The population density is 113 people per a square kilometer, the committee said.

Official figures also suggest that 53.1 per cent of the population lives in cities and towns, while 46.9 per cent in villages.

133,300 children were born in the country in nine months of the last year, of them 53.3 per cent were boys, while 46.7 per cent girls, the committee said.

On average, 437 children are born on a daily basis, according to statistics.

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