Saturday, January 16

The alarm in South Korea, the country with the lowest birth rate in the world, after registering more deaths than births for the first time

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  • BBC World News


Only 275,800 babies were born in 2020, while the death toll stood at 307,764.

For the first time in its history, South Korea recorded more deaths than births in 2020, an alarming figure for this country, which has the lowest birth record in the world.

Solo 275,800 babiesand were born last year, which represents a 10% decrease compared to 2019, and 307,764 people died.

These figures prompted the Interior Minister to call for “fundamental changes” in the country’s policies.


A decline in population puts immense pressure on a country.

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