The population increased by almost 40,000 last year

People at Karl Johan in OsloPeople at Karl Johan in Oslo.Photo: Vidar Ruud / NTB scanpix

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The population in Norway increased by 39,400 last year. At the beginning of 2020, there were 5,367,580 people living in the country.

There were 54,500 children born in Norway in 2019, 600 fewer than in 2018, which was the lowest birth rate in many years.

The number of born in Norway has fallen every year in recent years. In 2017, 56,600 children were born compared to 60,500 children in Norway in 2016.

Net immigration was 25,300 last year, while the birth surplus was 13,800, according to figures from Statistics Norway (Statistics Norway) presented on Monday. Net immigration to Norway has been higher than the birth surplus every single year since 2005.

The average age in this country is now 40.5 years. Population growth varies widely around the country. In five counties and 235 municipalities, the population has dropped.This applies to 74 of the 87 northern Norwegian municipalities.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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