Iran faces zero population growth in three decades

The head of Iran’s Civil Registry says the country’s population growth rate will hit zero in 30 years. Mohammad Nazemi Ardekani said the country then will begin facing a decline in population.

The report established that Iran’s current population is 77.3 million with a fertility rate of 1.7.

Iran implemented a systematic population-control system in recent decades which has been very successful. However, in recent years, the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei has announced that these control policies were a mistake and the country should in fact try to implement policies to encourage population growth.

Official statistics reveal, however, that most Iranian families prefer to have at most one child.

By Radio Zamaneh


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