Gaza, ALRAY - The General Administration of Civil Status in the Ministry of Interior recorded 14,630 newborn babies in the first quarter of 2017.
The director of the civil administration in the ministry, Ahmed Al-Halimi said that number of the Gaza Strip population was up to 2 million and 31 thousands; 51% of them are males while 49% are females.
Al- Halimi said in a statement to Al-RAY radio that 70% of the Gaza Strip residents are of youth and children category.
He pointed out that 850,000 of Gaza residents aged between one day to 16 years, while 340,000 aged from 16 to 25.
Previous published statics mentioned that 2016 witnessed the registration of 58,170 newborn babies in the Gaza Strip with an average of 160 births per day.