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Croatia's Population Shrinks by 9.25% in a Decade, East Regions with Biggest Drop

By 14 January 2022
Croatia's Population Shrinks by 9.25% in a Decade, East Regions with Biggest Drop
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ZAGREB, 14 Jan 2022 - Croatia's population in 2021 is estimated at 3,888,529, downsizing by 396,360 (9.25%) since the previous census in 2011, according to the first results of the census, presented by the national statistical office on Friday.

Vukovar-Srijem County population contracted by a fifth

Broken down by region, the biggest drop in the population of 19.54% over the last 10 years was recorded in the eastern county of Vukovar-Srijem.

Sisak-Moslavina County saw a drop of 18.5%, and Slavonski Brod-Posavina County's population shrank by 17.53%. 

On the other hand, the slightest decline, -2.54%, was in the population of the capital city of Zagreb, to 769,944, and the population of Zagreb County shrank by 5.16% over the last decade to 301,206.

Two southern counties -- Zadar and Dubrovnik County -- also saw the smallest decreases, 5.47% and 5.69% respectively.

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