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High Fertility Rate in West Fjords in 2008

Unusually many babies were born at the hospital in Ísafjördur, the capital of Iceland’s West Fjords, in 2008. According to the local news web, 72 children were born in the region in 2008 compared to 47 the previous year.

The Ísafjördur hospital has not seen as many births in one year since 1998. In 2006, 52 children were born in the region and in 2005 they were 53. Sixty-one births were registered in Ísafjördur in 2004 but only 49 in 2003, visir.is reports.

For the past few years the town of Bolungarvík has celebrated a special Week of Love, which seems to have delivered the desired results. The fertility rate was especially high in Bolungarvík in 2008 where 15 babies were born.

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