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Population of Uzbekistan exceeds 35 million

Permanent population of Uzbekistan has grown almost for 140,000 people, according to the State Statistics Committee. The permanent population reached 35,000,082 people as of September 7. They include 17,570,041 males and …

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Pets replacing children in Japan

As Japan's population crisis continues to worsen, more households are opting for dogs, cats and even exotic pets. Loneliness and boredom during the coronavirus pandemic have helped fuel the trend, Deutsche Welle writes. The coronavirus pandemic has worsened Japan's already worrying population decline

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Armenia's population shrinks

The population of Armenia decreased by 3,800 people over the year. The relevant statistics are provided by the National Statistical Committee of Armenia. The urban population of the country as of January 1, 2021, amounted to 1,895.6 …

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China's fight with women deficit

More boys than girls are being born in China and more single males in their prime marriageable age are resigned to a celibate life after failing in the intense hunt for a bride. Some statisticians are referring to the imbalance as a “women deficit” in the world’s most populous nation, Asia Times writes. China’s dearth of baby girls has been somewhat concealed by the overall demographic picture of steep declines in newborns over the decades. But preliminary data from the country’s ongoing population census have again thrown the stark gender imbalance – in almost all age brackets from toddlers to people in their optimal childbearing age – into sharper relief

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Covid baby boom turns to bust in China

New births slipped 15% across China in 2020 despite stay-at-home lockdowns and state media baby-making cheerleading, Asia Times writes. During China’s de facto nationwide lockdown in early 2020, when Beijing issued a sweeping shelter-in-place edict to stop the spread of Covid-19 from Wuhan, state media Xinhua entertained the thought that a “Covid lockdown baby boom” could be one upside. The new coronavirus forced the Chinese population, including couples in their prime ages, indoors, it noted

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Azerbaijan's population increased by 56 thousand people

The population of Azerbaijan increased by 56,292 people or 0.6% and amounted to 10,123,400 people as of December 1, 2020. The urban population made up 52.8 percent and the rural population - 47.2%. Of the total population, 49.9% are …

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Four key risks to Russian Economy revealed

Moody's Investors Service has released a comprehensive report on the Russian economy, analyzing its capabilities and key risks in the medium term. The Agency's analysts estimate the share of the public sector in the Russian …

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Armenian population continues to decline

Armenia’s resident population declined by 7,600 people to 2, 965,100  people as of January 1, 2019 as opposed to January 1, 2018, according to the latest numbers, released by the Armenian National Statistical Committee (NSC). …

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Azerbaijan's population exceeds 9.9 million mark

Azerbaijan's population increased by 18,260 people to 9,916,345 as of April 1, 2018, the country's State Statistics Committee said. The density of population in Azerbaijan amounted to 115 people per square kilometer during …

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Turkey's population exceeds 80 million mark

Turkey's population has shot through 80 million to reach its highest level ever, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) said. According to the country's statistical authority, at the end of 2017, the …

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 Putin urges to reset Russia's demographic policy

The demographic situation in Russia has deteriorated once again so comprehensive measures need to be taken to reset the state policy in this field, preventing a decline in the country’s population, Russian President Vladimir …

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Population strongly decreases in Georgia

Georgia's population was 3.7 million, based on the 2014 census, which is lower in comparison to previous years, the Deputy Executive Director of Georgia’s National Statistics Tengiz Tsekvava said. …

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Kazakhstan's population hits 18 million

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev said that the country's population has reached 18 million people. According to the President, Kazakhs were only 40% of the country's population in 1991, but today the …

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Millionth resident born in Astana

The capital of Kazakhstan has become a million city, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev said. “I want to announce with great pleasure that the millionth resident of Astana was born today, in the family of the …

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