For the first time, Slovenia’s population exceeds 2.1 million

As of 1 July, Slovenia had a population 2,100,126 exceeding for the first time the official figure of 2.1 million. This steady increase in the population has been mainly driven by immigration.

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The number of Slovenian citizens has been decreasing for a decade now and in the first half of this year it dropped by 1,900 (0.1%) from the start of the year to 1,937,560.

The number of foreign citizens rose by 6,200 (4%) to 162,536 and they now account for 7.7% of the country’s population.