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There will be 1.23 million people age 20, the nation’s legal age of adulthood, on New Year’s Day 2017, up 20,000 from a year earlier, the government said Saturday.

But the percentage of new adults within the country’s population of 126.86 million is just 0.97 percent, below the 1 percent mark for the seventh consecutive year, according to preliminary statistics compiled by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.

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