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Spain's birth rate falls by 22.6% in past year

Spain's birth rate has fallen by 22.6% in the year following the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in March of 2020, with the country reporting 13,141 births between December 2020 and January 2021 compared to the same period previous year.

Spain has been seeing a decline in births in the past couple of years, with only 360,617 newborns in 2019 – the lowest figure since 1941.

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