TEHRAN - The head of the population and immigrant statistics at the Census Organization says that every hour 164 children are born in Iran or 3,947 in 24 hours.
In an interview with the ISNA news agency published on Thursday, Ali Akbar Mahzoun announced a 2.5 percent jump in birth rate in the first six months of the year (starting March 21 in the Iranian calendar) compared to that of last year.
Mahzoun added that for every 100 girls, 106 boys are born in the country.
In terms of death rate, he said death number has spiked by 2 percent and for every 100 women, 130 men get death certificate.
He added that every 24 hours 971 people die which means every hour the number comes to 40 nationwide.
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