Kazakhstan’s population increased by 0.5% and reached 17.2 million
June 16. KAZINFORM. ASTANA
Since the beginning of 2014 the population of Kazakhstan increased by 0.5% and reached 17.244 million people, this has been announced by the chairman of the Statistics Agency Alikhan Smailov.
“As of May 1, the countrywide population was 17,244,000 people including urban by 55.1 percent and rural by 44.9 percent. From the beginning of the year the total population increased by 0.5 percent, or 84,000 people”, said A.Smailov.
According to his words, in January-April, the number of deaths was 44,000 people, which is 7.2% less than in January-April 2013. Within January-April of the current year the number of births increased by 0.3 percent and amounted to 128,000.