Bulgarian birth rate drops 6.5% year-on-year
A total of 58 140 children were born in Bulgaria between January 1 and December 20 2015, 4037 – or about 6.5 per cent – fewer than in the same period of 2014, according to Health Ministry records.
Newborns in Bulgaria between the beginning of January and December 20 2014 added up to 62 177, according to the Health Ministry, daily Sega reported.
As is usual, most babies were born in Sofia, a total of 14 742, a figure 423 fewer than in the same period of 2014.
The largest decrease was in Varna region, a total of 3595 newborns this year, a figure 1097 fewer than last year. The total in Bourgas dropped from 3415 last year to 3231 this year.
In Plovdiv, there were 6687 babies, a total 267 fewer than last year, and in Pazardzhik, 1931, a total 204 fewer than last year.
(Photo: Lech Karol Pawłaszek)