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Poland’s population declining

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Poland’s population declining

The number of people living in Poland has dropped by more than 17,000 over the previous year, according to the Central Statistical Office (GUS).

The decrease was noted in 12 of the the 16 regions in Poland.

The least populated region in the country is Bieszczady, which has an average population of 19 people per square kilometre.

One the other hand, the most populous is the Pruszków district in the Mazowsze region, with 648 persons per km2.

According to the authors of the GUS study, the biggest decline in residents was seen in Silesia (a 0.3 percent drop), Łódź region (-0.4 percent), and Lubelski region (-0.4 percent). Not all regions saw a decline however.

The biggest increase in the number of residents was seen in the Poznań district (+1.8 percent) and Wrocław (+2.4 percent).

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