According to Vietnam News Agency, the country is preparing to celebrate the birth of its 100 millionth citizen next month with a public awareness campaign emphasizing the economic benefits of population growth.
According to the General Statistical Office (GSO), Vietnam was the 15th most populous country in the world as of April 2022, and one of the three most populous in Southeast Asia, according to Xinhua News Agency.
According to the statistics agency, Vietnam sees the birth of its 100 millionth citizen as a "proud landmark," along with initiatives to encourage economic and investment growth, in improving the country's reputation in the international community.
The government has planned a parade and a meeting ceremony for mid-April to commemorate the birth of the 100 millionth citizen.
The total fertility rate—the number of children a Vietnamese woman has in her lifetime—was between six and seven until the early 1960s. According to the UN Fund for Population Activities, it fell to 4.8 in 1979 and has since continued to fall, reaching the replacement level fertility of around two since 2006.
According to the GSO, there will be 99.2 million people in Vietnam on April 1, 2022.
Vietnam's 100 millionth citizen will be born in mid-April, making the country one of three in Southeast Asia and one of only 15 in the world with a population of 100 million or more.
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