505 million people in Europe

European Union’s population was up by 1.1 million in 2012 to reach of 505.7 million, data showed.

505 million people in Europe

World Bulletin / News Desk

In 2012, the increase in natural population of Europe was 217 thousand and net migration was 882 thousand, making figures reach 505.7 million overall. 

Germany, the largest of EU28 members, has a population of 80 million by January 1 2013, with a decline in natural growth in its by 196 thousand and a net migration population of over 390 thousand.

France, the second populated EU member, has a natural growth in population of 252 thousand and a net migration of 54 thousand to reach a total population of 65.5 million.

The United Kingdom reached to a population of 63.9 million with an increase in natural population by 244 thousand and a net migration to 149 thousand.

Italy was the fourth most populated EU member with 59.7 million people. Italy last year had a net migration by 291 thousand people.

The rest of the other EU28 total population and population changes are:

Spain: 46.7 million (113.9 thousand), the Netherlands: 16.8 million (+49 thousand) Belgium: 11.2 million (+67 thousand), Poland 38.5 million (-5.1thousand), Romania 20.1 million (-38.5 thousand), Greece: 11.6million (-61 thousand), the Czech Republic: 10.5 million (+11 thousand), Portugal: 10.5 bin (-55 thousand), Hungary: 9.9 million (-23 thousand), Sweden: 9.5 million (+73 thousand), Austria: 8.5 million (+44 thousand), Bulgaria: 7.3 million (-43 thousand), Denmark: 5.6 million (+22 thousand), Finland: 5.5 million (+25 thousand), Slovakia: 5.4 million (+7 thousand), Ireland: 4.5 million (+8 thousand), Croatia: 4.2 million (-14 thousand), Lithuania: 2.9 million (-32 thousand), Slovenia: 2.59 million (+3 thousand), Latvia: 2.24 million (-21 thousand), Estonia: 1.3million (-9 thousand), the Greek Cypriot administration: 866 thousand (+4 thousand), Luxembourg: 537 thousand (+12 thousand), Malta: 421 thousand (+4 thousand).

According Eurostat, Turkey, one of the 5 candidate countries, has reached to a population of 75 million 627 thousand with an increase of 903 thousand over 2012 when the population was 74 million 724 thousand. Turkey's population is increasing four times faster than the EU average.

Turkey had an increase of natural population of 905 thousand and 2 thousand migrants. 

Last Mod: 21 Kasım 2013, 10:19
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