The first baby in 45 years has been born in a tiny village in the province of Almería with fewer than 100 inhabitants.
first-time parents Beatriz and Iker say they have lived all over Spain, but
wanted their child to 'grow up close to nature' and near her maternal grandparents. Baby
Ainara has caused a stir in Los Giles, given that nobody has been born to anyone
living in the village since 1968.
population has since declined as a result, and only around 60 people are on the
census. Beatriz and Iker say they take the baby, who was born
three weeks ago, out into the village every day so that the mostly-elderly
residents can coo over her.
“Everyone's really pleased – this is a celebration,”
said one of the residents. Nearly
everyone in Los Giles has had a chance to hold Ainara at least once, and her
parents constantly receive visits from their neighbours.
There's a short video report in Spanish here.