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Slovenia's population exceeds 2.1 million for the first time

Ljubljana, 31 October - Slovenia had a population of 2,100,126 as of 1 July, the first time that the official figure has exceeded 2.1 million, show the latest statistics. The steady increase in the population has been driven by immigration.

Ljubljana
The Čopova Street in the capital.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

The number of Slovenian citizens has been decreasing for a decade and in the first half of this year it dropped by 1,900 (0.1%) from the start of the year to 1,937,560.

The number of foreign citizens rose by 6,200 (4%) to 162,536 and they now account for 7.7% of the country's population.

There were 51.1% of women in the entire population, a share that has been slowly dropping for many years since the majority of immigrants are men; among foreign citizens residing here, only 33.6% are women.

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