By Cathy Elelman • 06 January 2020 • 20:09
TREND: More people died than babies were born in 32 out of 33 of the Marina Alta municipalities
THE number of deaths exceed the number of births in the Marina Alta region, according to the most recent findings from the National Institute of Statistics.
Figures relating to 2018 show more people died than babies were born in 32 out of 33 of the Marina Alta municipalities. Only Ondara bucked the trend, with eight more births than deaths.
There were 1,750 deaths in the region as a whole over the year, 584 more than the 1,166 births.
In Javea there were 97 more deaths than births, 60 more in Calpe, 50 more in Benissa and 49 more in Teulada – Moraira.
In the regional capital Denia nine more people passed away than new babies came into the world.
No babies were born at all in l’Atzuvia, la Vall d’Ebo and Castells in 2018.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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