Prague, Sept. 11, 2017 The number of inhabitants of the Czech Republic rose by 9,200 to 10,588,063 by mid-2017 thanks to immigration, mainly from Ukraine and Slovakia, according to the preliminary data released by the Czech Statistical Office (CSU) today. There was a higher number of deaths than births. Between January and June, 57,787 people died, the highest number since 1996, the CSU said.
In the same period, 55,528 children were born, roughly the same number as a year ago, when it was the highest over the past six years. The proportion of the children born out of wedlock reached 49 percent, while it stood at 48.6 percent last year. In the first six months of the year, 22,590 people moved to the Czech Republic, while 11,088 moved out. Roughly 2,600 more Ukrainians, 2,100 Slovaks and 700 Vietnamese were registered in the Czech Republic.