28 April 2010, Wednesday, 16:43

Bashkortostan holds the first place in Volga federal district by population

author: Galya Nabieva

On January 1, 2010, population RB made up 4066 thousand people. Our Republic holds the first place in Volga federal district by this index and the seventh in Russia.

According to the Bashkir State Statistics Committee the demographic situation for the first two months 2010 is characterized by the reduction of both birth rate and death rate. The statisticians point to the natural loss and immigration growth of population.

For the first two winter months 8,4 thousand babies have been born in Bashkortostan – by 3,5% less than for the same period of time in 2009. Death rate made up 8,5 thousand people – by 4,7% less. The natural loss made up 135 people.

The overall migration growth of population for this period made up 166 people. The balance of migration with the CIS and the Baltic states remains positive (499 people). At the same time certain migration of population to other Russian regions is observed too (- 338 people). The migration mobility in the Republic in a whole reduced by 2,2% as compared with 2009.