GAZA, April 5, 2012 (WAFA) – More than 14,000 new born babies were registered in the Gaza Strip in the first three months of this year, or an average of 150 babies a day, a little bit more than half of them were males, according to figures provided Thursday by a Hamas-run department.

Gaza City and its area towns had the highest number of births with over 5000, while Rafah, in the south, had the lowest number at less than 2000 births.

At the same time, the Gaza Strip registered an average of 12 deaths a day in the first three months of this year, more than a third of them in Gaza City and its area towns, making the ratio of births to death in the entire Strip 13 to 1, said the figures provided by the Hamas department.

The Israeli-besieged Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip is the one of the world’s most densely populated areas in capita per square meter of space.