The population of the Czech Republic increased by 3,200 to 10.52 million in the first quarter of this year. This is according to the preliminary results of the Czech Statistical Office (CSO), which published them on Monday on its website. The data shows that the increase was due to foreign migration only.
However, people who received temporary protection in the Czech Republic in connection with the war in Ukraine are not included in the balance. According to data from the foreigners’ information system, the statisticians said there were 250,000 of them at the end of the first quarter.
The number of deaths was down by a third
The Czech Republic lost 7,600 people to natural causes. In the first three months of the year, 24,200 children were born, while almost 31,900 people died.
According to the CSO, compared to the same period last year, which was significantly affected by the coronavirus epidemic, the number of deaths was about a third less. However, compared to the average from 2015 to 2019, the number remained slightly above average.
Most of the deaths are currently attributable to the solid post-war year of 1946, the CSO noted.