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22 April 2019, 15:24

Ingushetia and Chechnya become leaders of demographic rating

Ingushetia, Chechnya, the Krasnodar Territory, and Dagestan are included in the top twenty in terms of population in the list of regions of Russia compiled by the RIA "Rating". Meanwhile, Ingushetia and Chechnya are ranked the second and third in the rating, respectively.

Experts from the RIA "Rating" conducted a study of the population in 85 regions of Russia. The survey took into account the population growth and decline for 2016-2018, the population size as of January 1, 2019, the natural population growth and decline for 2016-2018, and the migration growth and population decline for 2016-2018.

"In 2016-2018, the number of Russian citizens grew by 236,020 people, or by 0.16%. Meanwhile, the migration growth was 598,710, and the natural population decline was 355,130 people (...) Only 25 regions showed the population growth over the past three years, while the remaining 60 regions experienced the population decline," reports the survey as quoted today by the RIA "Novosti".

Sevastopol heads the rating with the population growth of 6.46% over three years. The second place went to Ingushetia with the population growth of 5.2%, and the third place was occupied by Chechnya with the population growth of 4.5%, including the natural growth of 69,750 people. Out of the regions of Southern Russia, the top twenty in terms of the population growth also includes the Krasnodar Territory (the 10th place in the rating), where the population grew by 2.44%, Dagestan (the 11th place in the rating) with the population growth of 2.34%, and Adygea (the 19th place in the rating) with 0.72% in the population growth.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on April 22, 2019 at 10:37 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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