This map shows the rise and decline of the population in Europe's regions.
BBSR Germany collected extensive date over 10 years and the results offer a detailed level of comprehensive trends, taking in consideration the data published by Europe's municipalities.
''The map works as follows. Dark blue patches show an average annual population fall of 2% or more, the medium blue patches a fall of between 1 and 2%, and the lightest blue patches a fall of up to 1%. Areas in beige have experienced no statistically significant change, while the red areas show population growth. Municipalities in deep red have experienced an average annual population rise of 2% or more, the medium red of between 1 and 2%, and the pale pink areas of up to 1%. The different sizes of each colored shape, meanwhile, show the radically different sizes of municipal units across the continent—large in the Baltic States, Turkey, and Northern Scandinavia, but far smaller in Ireland, Greece, and the Czech Republic.''
Cities like Prague, Bucharest, Poznań and Wrocław show a high rise of population equal to, or more than 2 %.
Turkey shows intense rises and falls, due to the fact that the population is moving from the countryside to major cities.
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How are these trends affecting our nations and regions?
What are the causes of Demographic Changes?