December 22 2017 12:06 PM
A World Bank report found an increase in Iraq's population of 800,000 to 1 million a year.
The report confirms that Iraq is at the forefront of the Arab countries in terms of birth rate, which reached about 35 births per thousand in 2015.
The data also indicate that Iraq has maintained almost the same fertility rate since 2000.
For its part, the Iraqi Ministry of Planning said that the percentage of population increase, although slightly decreased in Iraq from previous years, but compared to other countries are high.
"The growth rate of the population is estimated at 2.6 percent, which is close to the 10 years that preceded it," said ministry spokesman Abdul Zahra al-Hindawi.
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