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Population 9,580,000 at end-2023

Hungary's population stood at an estimated 9,580,000 at the end of 2023, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Friday.

The natural decrease of the population was 42,000 for the year, the difference between 85,200 live births and 127,200 deaths.

The number of live births fell by 3.7 percent and the fertility rate slipped to 1.50 percent from 1.52 percent. The number of deaths dropped by 6.8 percent.

Preliminary data show that in the month of December, 6,565 children were born and 11,727 people died, with the number of births down 12 percent year on year, while deaths fell by 7.2 percent, and marriages by 4.1 percent.

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