Štěpánov in Olomouc ranks among them for the shortest time, which received this status in 2020. The Czech Statistical Office (ČSÚ) announced this on its website on Friday.
At the end of last year, there were 1.28 million inhabitants in Prague, 379,000 in Brno, 280,000 in Ostrava, 169,000 in Pilsen and 103,000 in Liberec. 504 inhabitants,” the statisticians said.
On the contrary, Přebuz in Sokolovsk was the smallest town in terms of population at the end of last year with 77 inhabitants. It is followed by Loučná pod Klínovcem in the Chomutovsk region, where 135 people lived last year, and Boží Dar in the Karlovy Vary region with 227 inhabitants. There were 33 cities in the Czech Republic with fewer than 1,000 inhabitants.
“Prague is the city with the highest overall increase in population, with 15,993 people added in 2021 alone,” noted Jan Bílík from the CZSO’s demographic statistics department. “However, if we were to recalculate the total increase in the number of inhabitants, the city of Přebuz recorded the biggest increase last year. Here, six new residents meant a population increase of almost eight percent in relative terms,” he added.
Last year Ostrava recorded the highest total population decrease, a decrease of 2,474, followed by Janská Lázně in relation to the population size. According to the CZSO, the population there decreased by 3.6 percent, in absolute terms it was 24 people.
At the end of last year, there were 10.516 million people living in the entire Czech Republic.