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Armenia is losing its population

By Messenger Staff
Friday, May 27
Recently the tendency of emigrating from Armenia has been increasing. This fact causes concerns of state officials and observers in the country. State immigration service chief Gagik Eganian however thinks that there is nothing unusual in the process stating that although immigration increases the process if quite slow. In 2008 Armenia was left by 23 000 people, in 2005 by 25 000, in 2010 by 30 000. it makes 78 000 altogether which is a serious figure for small country like Armenia. The birth rate is also decreasing. The figures of the population of Armenia are different according to official and unofficial data. Officially Armenia has 3.8 mln population however unofficially It is suggested that there are more than half a million less.