Croatia Sees Population Drop Over Decade

BORIS PAVELIC writes in BALKAN INSIGHT:

Croatia’s population dropped by some 150,000 people over the past decade, according to the results of the 2011 census published Monday.

4,284,889 people currently live in Croatia, the census data showed. The drop in population is equal to the size of the country’s third city, Rijeka.

Commenting on the preliminary census results, Croatian President Ivo Josipovic described the drop in population as “one of the most important political, economic and cultural questions Croatia faces.” READ MORE.

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