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Record number of Finnish people died last year but very low infant mortality rate
Friday, 15 April 2011
The Finns population continued to grow but at very slow rate compared to other countries. As the population growth is being fuelled by immigration more than natural factors, more Finnish people dies last year than the previous ones.

550 more children were born last year than in the previous year, according to latest figures from Statistics Finland, which compiled the so-called fertility development in Finland.

The total fertility rate has now risen for eight consecutive years. In 2010, 60 980 children were born but mothers are getting older. First-time mothers' mean age was just over 28 years (28.3). During the 2000s the average age for first-time mothers had risen by 0.7 years.  The average age of all women giving birth is just over 30 years (30.1).

Were the most children were born was in western Finland, the average figure for the whole area is 2.15. The lowest fertility rate is in Uusimaa, 1.70 children per woman were born here.

Statistics Finland’s data, also showed that last year's figure of death is the highest for seventeen years. In 2010, 50 890 Finns died, which was more than a thousand a years before. A higher death toll among women was also noted to have been very high since the 1929 excluding the Second World War years.

Infant mortality is at a record low in Finland, last year's figure is the lowest in Finland's since independence. Infant mortality per thousand live births was 2.3.
By Scancomark.se Team

Key Finnish Facts
Official Name Republic of Finland
President Tarja Halonen
Prime minister Matti Vanhanen
Population 5.3 Million
Capital City Helsinki
Monetary Unit Euro (€)
  €1 = 100 cent
Domain Name .fi
Int. Dialling Code +358
Official Language Finish - 92%
Swedish - 6%
Religion Christianity
Main stock market Name NASDQ OMX Helsinki 25
Internet Speed 4.5 Mbps (2009)
Vital Links
Finnish Government
OECD data on Finland
Finland and UNICEF
Ministry of Economy  & Employment
Statistics Finland
Finland 's UNO Pages
Confederation of Finnish Industries


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