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Increase in the number of newborns in France at the lowest level since World War II

With 723,000 babies born in France last year, the lowest increase in the number of newborns since the end of World War II was recorded.

According to the 2022 demographic report of the French National Institute of Statistics and Economic Research (INSEE), only 723 thousand babies were born in the country last year.

The number of babies born last year decreased by 19 thousand compared to the previous year. In the same period, the number of deaths decreased by 5 thousand compared to 2021, and 667 thousand people lost their lives last year.

The birth rate, which was 1.84 percent in 2021, was 1.80 last year, the lowest level since 1946. Despite this, the country's population increased by 0.3 percent to 68 million as of January 1, 2023.

In the last census conducted in France in 1945, when the Second World War ended, the number of newborns was recorded below 700 thousand.

The deportation of more than 161,000 people, most of whom are of immigrant origin, from the country's territory was effective in the decrease in the population growth rate.

In France, the number of people who died in 2022 decreased by 0.3 percent compared to 2021, when Covid-19 was effective.

In 2022, life expectancy was close to 2021, reaching 85.2 percent for men and 79.3 percent for women.

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