Romania census: Population stands at 1966 level of 19 million people, down 2.6 million as compared to 2002 census
The last time Romania reported a population of about 19 million people was 1966.
A previous census, which took place in 2002, reported a population of 21.68 million people in Romania.
According to the census, of the whole stable population of Romania, 10,058 thousand people had residence in towns and cities (52.8%), while 8,989 thousands lived in the country side. 22 counties reported less than 400,000 inhabitants, amounting to 35.6% of the population; 17 counties had a population of 400-700 thousands (47.9%) and only two counties had more than 700,000 inhabitants.
Bucharest has a reported population of 1,678 thousand people.
88.6% of the registered population declared themselves ethnic Romanians, 6.5% - Hungarian, and 619,000 (3.2%) declared themselves of ethnic Rroma people.
The census did not include Romanian or foreign citizens or people without citizenship established in Romania but who have left abroad for a period of at least 12 months, nor people who stay in Romania temporarily.