Shymkent leads in population growth
Shymkent is ahead of Astana and Almaty for this indicator.
The Ministry of National Economy of Kazakhstan has presented the data on a demographic situation in Kazakhstan for January-September 2018, BNews.kz reports referring to a press service of the Ministry.
"As of October 1, 2018, the population of the country has made up 18 334,3 thousand people, including the urban population - 10 597,2 thousand people (57.8%), the rural population - 7 737.1 thousand people (42.2%)," reads a report of the Ministry.
Compared to October 1, 2017, the population has increased by 237.4 thousand people or 1.3%.
For the given period, the increase has been observed in the cities of republican significance: Shymkent (67 429 people), Almaty (55 139 people), and Astana (40 113 people).