published: 11.09.2013, 10:51 | updated: 11.09.2013 10:58:51
Prague - The number of the Czech Republic´s inhabitants dropped to 10,512,900 in the first half of 2013, which is 3200 fewer than at end-2012, as a result of the death rate prevailing over the births, the Czech Statistical Office (CSU) announced today.
The population increase by foreigner immigration was only slight from January to end-June 2013, the CSU said.
A total of 52,000 children were born in the Czech Republic, which is 1600 fewer than in the same period of 2012.
The number of first- and second-born children declined, while the number of children born as third, fourth etc increased.
More and more kids - a total of 23,200, i.e. 44.7 percent, were born out of wedlock, the CSU said.
A total of 55,800 people deceased in the first half of this year, 200 more than in the first half of 2012.
In the capital of Prague, the number of inhabitants dropped by 604 to 1,246,176 in the first six months of the year, when the natural increase was 593 but Prague lost 1197 inhabitants due to migration.
The trend was just the opposite in the first half of last year, when the capital´s population rose, mainly owing to migration, the CSU said.
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