Vietnam’s population hits more than 90.4 million

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Vietnam’s population has exceeded the 90 million people mark since April this year, the General Statistics Office announced Wednesday. 
The office said in a meeting to announce the results of a mid-term national census that Vietnam now has more than 90.4 million people. 
The ratio of male and female is quite balanced, with males accounting for 49.3 percent of the population and females accounting for 50.7 percent, according to the census results. 
Between 2009 and 2014, in average, the population increased by 1.06 percent annually, according to the office. Meanwhile, the figure in 1999-2009 period was 1.2 percent. 
The census also found 7 percent of the population are people aged 65 and above.
The population density is 273 people per square kilometer, ranking the third in Southeast Asia, after Singapore and the Philippines, and the 16th in Asia. 
In Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City has the largest population with 7.9 million people, followed by Hanoi with 7.06 million and Thanh Hoa Province with 3.4 million. 
The General Statistics Office also revealed the gender imbalance is increasing, as the sex ratio for newborns is currently 112 boys per 100 girls, compared with the 2009 ratio at 110/100.
The urbanization rate in Vietnam is also increasing, at 3.3 percent annually. Currently, 33.1 percent of the population is living in urban areas.

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