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National census will take place in Kazakhstan in 2009

03.12.2007 12:00 msk

Kazakhstan Today

Kazakhstan

National census will take place in Kazakhstan between February 25 and March 6, 2009.

The government adopted Resolution No 1138 "On national census in the Republic of Kazakhstan in 2009" and "Plan of the national census in the Republic of Kazakhstan" on November 28. The national leadership asked local power structures of the executive branch of the government to refrain from suggesting establishment and abolition of administrative-territorial units and renaming of streets in the period between July 1, 2008, and April 1, 2009.

The first census in sovereign Kazakhstan took place between February 25 and March 4, 1999, ten years after the Soviet census.

According to Vikipedia, the population of Kazakhstan stood at 14,953,100 citizens in 1999 (7.7% below what it had been in 1989).

Experts pointed out, however, that the outcome of this census differed from the current statistics and that the actual population was 5.3% more than registered. The deficiency was ascribed to the fact that census officials were barred from many households, that immigration was incorrectly taken into account, and that the census was overly political (the titular nation had to amount to more than 50% of the population to promote its own interests).

Men accounted for 48% of the population in 1999, women for 52% (1,000 men for 1,076 women).