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This is the eleventh in the series of Demographic Yearbooks assembled and published since 1948 by the Statistical Office of the United Nations from official statistics generously made available by national statistical authorities. The special topic this year is natality statistics, previously featured in the issues of 1949-50 and 1954. Together, the three volumes provide historical series of natality statistics back to 1935. Migration statistics are also included in the 1959 issue in accordance with the biennial plan of presentation; they were last shown in the 1957 Yearbook.