MOSCOW, February 1. /TASS/. More than 146 mln people permanently reside in Russia as of January 1, 2023, the Russian statistical agency Rosstat reported on Wednesday.
The population as of January 1, 2023 stood at 146,424,729, including 109,634,815 urban residents and 36,789,914 people living in rural areas.
The population in Russia decreased by 555,332 over the year (it totaled 146,980,061 as of January 1, 2022).
According to statistics, more than 40 mln people live in the Central Federal District, with more than 13 million in Moscow and over 8.5 mln in the Moscow Region. The population of the Northwestern Federal District accounts for more than 13.6 mln, with 5.6 mln living in St. Petersburg and over 2 mln in the Leningrad Region.
There are more than 16.6 mln living in the Southern Federal District, over 10 mln in the North Caucasian, over 28.6 mln in the Volga, over 12 mln in the Ural, over 16.6 mln in the Siberian, and almost 8 mln in the Far Eastern Federal Districts.
The country has sixteen cities with a population of over one million. These are Volgograd, Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Moscow, Nizhniy Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Rostov-on-Don, Samara, St. Petersburg, Ufa, Chelyabinsk, Krasnodar, Krasnoyarsk, Perm and Voronezh.
The latest Russian census was held in the digital format from October 15 to November 14, 2021, and lasted until December 20 in remote and hard-to-reach areas.