Taiwan’s 2015 births second highest in decade

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/01/09
By: Tai Ya-chen and Elaine Hou

Taipei, Jan. 9 (CNA) A total of 213,598 new born babies were registered in 477874362015, the second highest number of births in Taiwan over the past decade, the Ministry of the Interior said Saturday.

The figure was 3,215 more than the number in 2014. It was also the second highest births in Taiwan in a decade, behind only the 229,481 births registered in 2012, the ministry said.

In addition to an increase in new born babies, Taiwan also saw more marriages in 2015, when the government registered a total of 154,346 new married couples, compared with 149,287 in 2014, the ministry said.

The number of registered marriages in 2015 was the third highest in 10 years, it added.     [FULL  STORY]

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