The number of births in Monaco fell in 2023, to 804 from 862 in 2022. Of the total, 416 were baby boys and 388 little girls. All the births were at Princess Grace Hospital, with 400 within marriage and 404 outside marriage. The majority of births were to parents domiciled in neighbouring municipalities, with only 229 to parents living in Monaco.

The favourite names for girls were Louise, Chloé, Emma, Jade and Chiara, while the boys’ were Théo, Gabriel, Léo, Leonardo and Andrea.

A total of 538 deaths were recorded, against 528 in 2022. Of the total, 280 were domiciled outside the Principality.

Two marriages involved Monegasque couples, 35 were Monegasque men marrying foreigners, 28 Monegasque women married men of foreign nationality. Meanwhile, 64 divorces took place, compared to 58 in 2022.

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