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A civil register is an official loose-leaf file or a ledger book for each type of vital event where vital events and changes in the civil status occurring to the population in a well-defined area (e.g. a county, district, municipality, parish and so on) are legally registered, following established procedures.

Source Publication:
Handbook of Vital Statistics Systems and Methods, Volume 1: Legal, Organisational and Technical Aspects, United Nations Studies in Methods, Glossary, Series F, No. 35, United Nations, New York 1991.

Statistical Theme: Demographic and population statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Wednesday, January 4, 2006