The 20-millionth citizen was born in Kazakhstan. This was announced by the President of the country, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, QazMonitor reports.
"The population of Kazakhstan has reached 20 million! I congratulate my compatriots on this milestone occasion! A happy family is the foundation of the nation's well-being and the sustainable progress of the country. The state will continue to work on strengthening family values, protection of motherhood, and childhood," the head of state wrote on Twitter.
According to the Bureau of National Statistics, the population of Kazakhstan reached the mark of 20 million people on November 14, 2023.
"According to the indicators of the population database, five babies born at 8:10 a.m. on November 14, 2023, became the 20 millionth citizens of the country," the bureau said in a statement.
The babies — three boys and two girls — were born in the regions of Ulytau and Zhetysu, Atyrau, Akmola, and Turkistan.
The date of birth of the 20 millionth citizen was confirmed taking into account all available demographic data, such as the number of births and deaths, arrivals in the Republic of Kazakhstan, and departures from it.
At the beginning of August 2021, the 19 millionth citizen was born in Kazakhstan, and since the beginning of 2000, the country's population has grown by almost five million. For more information on changes in Kazakhstan's population, refer to the table below.