New Year’s Babies – An estimated 999 babies will be born in Canada on New Year’s Day, UNICEF said today. In cities around the world, revellers will welcome not only the New Year with great festivities but also their newest and tiniest residents.
As the clock strikes midnight, Sydney will greet an estimated 168 babies, followed by 310 in Tokyo, 605 in Beijing, 166 in Madrid and finally, 317 in New York, 74 in Toronto, 51 in Montreal and 16 in Vancouver. Fiji in the Pacific will most likely deliver 2019’s first baby; the United States, its last. A quarter of all babies will be born in South Asia alone. Globally, over half of these births are estimated to take place in eight countries:
- India — 69,944
- China — 44,940
- Nigeria — 25,685
- Pakistan — 15,112
- Indonesia — 13,256
- The United States — 11,086
- The Democratic Republic of Congo — 10,053
- Bangladesh — 8,428
Approximately 350,000 babies will be born in Canada in 2019. Families will welcome countless Logans and Noahs, Olivias and Emmas. But around the world and in Canada, many babies will not even be named as they won’t make it past their first day.
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