Prague - The population number of the Czech Republic rose by roughly 5,000 to 10,517,400 in the first three months of the year, the Czech Statistical Office (CSU) said today.
The growth eliminated the fall from last year, when the population number diminished by 3700, the CSU said.
The growth was largely due to net immigration that amounted to 4800 persons.
However, compared with last year, the population number also rose by natural increase as the number of live births exceeded that of deaths by 200.
Last year, the Czech population number fell for the first time in a decade, but the trend was reversed in the first three months of the year.
A total of 15,112 people immigrated, while 10,353 emigrated.
There were 25,734 live births and 25,504 deaths in the Czech Republic in the first three months of the year.
There were 3,374 newly concluded marriages, about the same number as a year ago. The number of divorces fell by 154 to 6,531.