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Is Lithuania the world’s fastest-shrinking country?

Monday, October 5, 2020

A candidate to the Lithuanian parliament, Arvydas Juozaitis, claimed Lithuania “has the greatest depopulation rate in the world”. Juozaitis’ statement was almost correct. In fact, Lithuania is the second fastest-shrinking country in the world after Lebanon, according to the UN data. Over the next five years, Lithuania’s population will decrease at an annual rate of one percent, the UN estimates. Meanwhile, the global population will increase due to the growing…