Czech Republic - Demographics

Demographics



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1 Prague Prague, the Capital City 1,272,690 2,300,000
2 Brno South Moravian 404,577 729,510
3 Ostrava Moravian-Silesian 310 456 1,164,328
4 Plzeň Plzeň 170,688 380,000
5 Liberec Liberec 102,247 270,000
6 Olomouc Olomouc 100,043 480,000
7 Ústí nad Labem Ústí nad Labem 100,003 -
8 Hradec Králové Hradec Králové 94,242 -
9 České Budějovice South Bohemian 93,883 190,000
10 Pardubice Pardubice 91,073 -
11 Havířov Moravian-Silesian 82,679 -
12 Zlín Zlín 76,010 450 000
13 Kladno Central Bohemian 70,178 -
14 Most Ústí nad Labem 67,058 95,316
15 Karviná Moravian-Silesian 59,627 -
16 Opava Moravian-Silesian 58,643 -
17 Frýdek-Místek Moravian-Silesian 58,193 -
18 Karlovy Vary Karlovy Vary 53,737 -
19 Jihlava Vysočina 50,760 -
20 Děčín Ústí nad Labem 50,620 -
Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1857 7,016,531
1869 7,617,230 +8.6%
1880 8,222,013 +7.9%
1890 8,665,421 +5.4%
1900 9,372,214 +8.2%
1910 10,078,637 +7.5%
1921 10,009,587 −0.7%
1930 10,674,386 +6.6%
1950 8,896,133 −16.7%
1961 9,571,531 +7.6%
1970 9,807,697 +2.5%
1980 10,291,927 +4.9%
1991 10,302,215 +0.1%
2000 10,230,060 −0.7%
2011 10,562,214 +3.2%

According to preliminary results of the 2011 census, the majority of the inhabitants of the Czech Republic are Czechs (63.7%), followed by Moravians (4.9%), Slovaks (1.4%), Poles (0.4%), Germans (0.2%) and Silesians (0.1%). As the ‘nationality’ was an optional item, a substantial number of people left this field blank (26.0%). According to some estimates, there are about 250,000 Romani people in the Czech Republic.

There were 436,116 foreigners residing in the country in October 2009, according to the Czech Interior Ministry, with the largest groups being Ukrainian (132,481), Slovak (75,210), Vietnamese (61,102), Russian (29,976), Polish (19,790), German (14,156), Moldovan (10,315), Bulgarian (6,346), Mongolian (5,924), American (5,803), Chinese (5,314), British (4,461), Belarusian (4,441), Serbian (4,098), Romanian (4,021), Kazakh (3,896), Austrian (3,114), Italian (2,580), Dutch (2,553), French (2,356), Croatian (2,351), Bosnian (2,240), Armenian (2,021), Uzbek (1,969), Macedonian (1,787) and Japanese (1,581).

The Jewish population of Bohemia and Moravia, 118,000 according to the 1930 census, was virtually annihilated by the Nazi Germans during the Holocaust. There were approximately 4,000 Jews in the Czech Republic in 2005. The former Czech prime minister, Jan Fischer, is of Jewish origin and faith.

Estimates of Czech fertility rate in 2012 are among the lowest in the world at 1.27 children per woman. Immigration increased the population by almost 1% in 2007. About 77,000 new foreigners settle down in the Czech Republic every year. Vietnamese immigrants began settling in the Czech Republic during the Communist period, when they were invited as guest workers by the Czechoslovak government. In 2009, there were about 70,000 Vietnamese in the Czech Republic. In contrast to Ukrainians, Vietnamese come to the Czech Republic to live permanently.

At the turn of the 20th century, Chicago was the city with the third largest Czech population, after Prague and Vienna. According to the 2006 US census, there are 1,637,218 Americans of full or partial Czech descent.

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