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Germany

Increase in Children Born to Foreign Parents

Germany’s Federal Statistics Office announced figures on Friday which show a continued increase in the number of children born in Germany to foreign parents. The Wiesbaden office said that of the 734,500 infants born across the country in 2001, some 22 percent have at least one non-German parent. This is a rise of six percent on the figures from 1991. The latest statistics show that babies born to families in which both parents are Turkish constituted the largest single group, with a total of 30,100 children, and a further 12,800 youngsters were recorded to have one Turkish and one German parent. Some 4,000 children were born to Italian parents and 1,000 to Moroccan families in Germany, which represents the largest group from an African nation.