The FINANCIAL — In February, the population of Ukraine shrank by 0.04% or 16,600 people compared to January, and made up 45,923,200 people as of March 1, 2010.
Ukrainian News learned this from the State Statistics Committee.
As of March 1, 2010, Ukraine's urban population was 31,505,000 people (a decrease by 0.03% or 8,100 people, compared to February 1, 2010), while its rural population was 14,418,300 people (a decrease by 0.06% or 8,400 people, compared to the previous month).
As Ukrainian News earlier reported, in January 2010, the population of Ukraine fell by 0.05% or 23,100 people, compared to December 2009, and made up 45,939,800 people as of February 1, 2010.
In 2009, the population of Ukraine fell by 0.4% or 180,800 people as compared with the early 2009.
According to the nationwide census that was conducted in December 2001, Ukraine's population comprised 48,415,500 people, including 32,538,000 living in urban and 15,877,500 in rural areas.