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Greek population is shrinking as there were more deaths than births in 2020

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Greece’s population decreased last year, as the deaths were 46,317 more than the births.

In particular, according to the demographic figures announced by ELSTAT:

Births in Greece in 2020 amounted to 84,767 (43,534 boys and 41,233 girls), an increase of 1.2% compared to 2019 which was 83,763 (42,945 boys and 40,818 girls). Births do not include stillbirths, which amounted to 440, reduced by 3.1% compared to 2019 which was 454.

Deaths amounted to 131,084 (66,198 men, 64,864 women and 22 deaths of unknown sex), an increase 4.9% compared to 2019 which was 124,954 (63,079 men and 61,875 women). Under-one infant deaths rose to 275, reducing the infant mortality rate (under-one infant deaths per 1,000 live births) from 3.75 in 2019 to 3.24 in 2020.

Marriages to 31,475 (11,935 religious and 19,540 political), showing a decrease of 33.2% compared to 2019, during which 47,137 (23,278 religious and 23,859 political) had taken place.