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The civil registration system refers to governmental machinery set up in the country, state, province or any other territorial subdivision of the country for the purpose of legal recording of vital events related to the civil status of the population on a continuous basis, as provided by the laws and regulations of the country, state, province, etc.

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