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Statistics: Armenia population dropped by 13,000 Statistics: Armenia population dropped by 13,000
/Dec 18/

YEREVAN. – Armenia’s population was 2,972,007, as of January 1, 2018, which is 13,004 less than at the beginning of 2017, the Statistical Committee reported.

According to statistics, urban population in Armenia was 63.8%, whereas the rural population—36.2%, at the beginning of 2018.

During the same period, 47.4% of the country’s population were men, whereas 52.6%—women.

The average age of Armenia’s population was 36.5; this was 34.5 for men, and 38.2 for women.

As of the beginning of 2018, people aged 65 and over made up 11.6% in the country.

And as of January 1, 2018, a total of 36.2% of Armenia’s population lived in capital city Yerevan.

Armenia ranks 98th in Global Gender Gap Report
/Dec 19/Panorama/

Armenia has ranked 98th in the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual report measuring the gender-based disparities worldwide, losing one notch from last year.

The Global Gender Gap Report 2018 benchmarks 149 countries on their progress towards gender parity across four thematic dimensions: Economic Participation and Opportunity, Educational Attainment, Health and Survival, and Political Empowerment. In addition, this year’s edition studies skills gender gaps related to Artificial Intelligence (AI).

According to the report, today, the relative gaps between women and men across the four key areas stands at 68%. This means that, on average, there is still a 32% gap to close.

Iceland remains the world’s most gender-equal country with 85 percent, followed by Norway, Sweden and Finland. Other countries that made it to the top 10 are Rwanda, New Zealand, Ireland and Namibia.

The findings of the WEF report show a progress in the sex ratio at birth. In 113 countries, the birth rate of girls stands at 94.4 percent, while it is over 92 percent in the other countries assessed.

Armenia, however, along with Azerbaijan, India and China, still records the lowest female-to-male sex ratio at birth, which is below 91 percent.

In terms of the economic opportunity, Armenia comes the 72nd. The country ranks the 35th in the educational attainment area and the 115th in terms of gender equality in politics. 

6 Pairs of Twins Born Simultaneously in Armenian Medical Center
/Dec 20/

Six pairs of twins were born at the same time at the Research Center of Maternal and Child Health Protection in Armenia, a Yerevan-based healthcare portal, Med Practic reported.

Two of the twins were conceived through in-vitrօ fertilization (IVF), while the other four were conceived naturally.

“We are currently taking care of six pairs of twins, which is something unprecedented,” said neonatologist Anaida Asatryan, who heads the neonatal resuscitation and intensive care unit at the center.