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Demographic history of modern Greece

Population censuses in Greece take place the first year of every decade. There have been 28 censuses in the history of modern Greece,[1] conducted in various times, starting from 1828 at the end of the Greek War of Independence.

Year Population Area (km2) Notes
1821 938,765 47,516 Population in the Peloponnese, Central Greece, and a few islands; 1828 estimate based on the 1828 census
1828 [el] 753,400 First national census of Greece
1834 [el] 693,592 First official census (1834–1835)
1838 752,077
1840 850,246
1841 861,019
1842 853,005
1843 915,059
1844 930,925
1845 960,236
1848 986,731
1853 1,035,527
1856 1,062,627
1861 1,096,810
1870 1,457,894 50,211 First census after the donation of the Ionian Islands by Great Britain (1864)
1879 1,679,470
1889 2,187,208 63,606 First census after Thessaly became part of Greece in 1881
1896 2,433,806
1907 2,631,952 63,211
1913 4,734,990 121,794 After the Balkan Wars, incorporation of Macedonia, Epirus, Crete, the eastern Aegean Islands (apart from the Dodecanese)[2]
1920 5,531,474 149,150 Incorporation of Western Thrace and Eastern Thrace (apart from Constantinople) and Smyrna Zone
1928 6,204,684 129,880 Following loss of the Smyrna Zone and Eastern Thrace after the Treaty of Lausanne, and the population exchange between Greece and Turkey
1940 7,344,860
1951 7,632,801 131,957 The Dodecanese Islands were incorporated in 1947
1961 8,388,553
1971 8,768,641
1981 9,740,417
1991 10,258,364
2001 [el] 10,964,020
2011 10,815,197

See also

References

  1. ^ "Greek censuses (in Greek)". Archived from the original on 2014-01-16. Retrieved 2007-07-25.
  2. ^ Population exchange in Greek Macedonia, Elisabeth Kontogiorgi, page 50, 2006