published: 12.12.2013, 10:05 | updated: 12.12.2013 10:07:14
Prague - The population of the Czech Republic dropped by 2,300 to 10,513,800 between January and September 2013 as more people died than were born and more emigrated than immigrated in the period, the Czech Statistical Office (CSU) said today.
The number of new-born children was also smaller than in the first nine months of the previous year. The number of new marriages and abortions fell as well.
On the other hand, the divorce and death rates increased.
Some 80,700 children were born in the Czech Republic between the beginning of the year and the end of September. It was 1,300 less than in the same period of the previous year.
An increasing proportion of children are born out of the wedlock. It reached 44.9 percent of all live-born children.
The number of deaths was 400 higher than in the previous year, having reached 81,600.
The number of emigrants was 1,400 higher than immigrants, while last year, the number of the latter was 10,100 higher than that of the former.
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