Population of Tatarstan exceeds 4 million — RealnoeVremya.com

4,005,000 people live in Tatarstan. This is the preliminary result of the Russian census held in 2021. The Russian Statistical Service provides the data.

More than 3 million inhabitants of the republic live in cities, another 931,000 live in the countryside. Compared to 2010, the population increased by 5.8% in Tatarstan. Kazan is among the cities with a population of more than one million permanent residents.

In addition, the census includes about 350,000 people who were temporarily in Russia but permanently lived abroad. The largest number of such people were in Moscow, Tatarstan, Moscow Oblast, Primorye Krai, Amur Oblast.

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The republic ranks eighth in population among regions after Moscow, Moscow Oblast, St. Petersburg, Krasnodar Krai, Sverdlovsk, Rostov Oblasts and Bashkortostan.

The Russian census took place from October 15 to November 14, 2021 online. In remote and hard-to-reach districts, it lasted until December 20.

According to the provisional results of the census, the Russian population amounted to 147 million inhabitants.

According to the 1989 census, 3,641,742 people lived in Tatarstan. The census recorded representatives of 107 ethnicities where there were 1,765,404 Tatars (48.5%), 1,575,361 Russians (43.3%), 134,221 Chuvash (3.7%), Ukrainians (32,800) , Mordva (28,900), Udmurts (24,800), Mari (19,400), Bashkirs (19,100), Belarusians (8,000), Jews (7,000), Azerbaijanis (3,900), Germans (2,800), Uzbeks (2,700), Kazakhs (2,100), Armenians (1,800), Georgians (1,300), Moldavians (1,000) and representatives of other ethnicities (10,800).

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