ROMANIA

historical demographical data of the whole country


population year   population year   population year   population year   population year
                           
1770,5 1800   5520,0 1894   18052,5 c1930dc   18494,6 1960   23206,7 1990m
3578,9 1848   5590,0 1895   18040,0 1931   18567,0 1961   23185,1 1991m
3864,8 1859   5670,0 1896   18430,0 1932   18681,0 1962   22810,0 c1992ja
3940,0 1861   5750,0 1897   18650,0 1933   18813,0 1963   22755,3 1993m
3990,0 1862   5830,0 1898   18910,0 1934   18979,8 1964   22730,6 1994m
4030,0 1863   5910,0 1899   19033,4 1935   19083,4 1965   22681,0 1995m
4090,0 1864   6000,0 1900   19320,0 1936   19103,2 c1966mr   22607,6 1996m
4110,0 1865   6009,0 1901   19422,7 1937   19285,0 1967   22545,9 1997m
4120,0 1866   6081,6 1902   19750,0 1938   19721,0 1968   22502,8 1998m
4130,0 1867   6250,0 1903   19933,8 1939   20139,6 1969   22458,0 1999m
4170,0 1868   6340,0 1904   15910,0 1940   20361,2 1970   22411,1 e2000m
4220,0 1869   6440,0 1905   16126,0 1941   20470,0 1971   22364,0 2001
4270,0 1870   6530,0 1906   16766,1 1942   20662,7 1972   21900,0 2002
4310,0 1871   6630,0 1907   13610,0 1943   20828,0 1973     2003
4340,0 1872   6730,0 1908   13700,0 1944   21141,5 1974     2004
4350,0 1873   6820,0 1909   13680,0 1945   21353,2 1975   22727,0 2005ep
4360,0 1874   6920,0 1910   15790,0 1946   21446,0 1976     2006
4380,0 1875   7030,0 1911   15850,0 1947   21559,9 c1977ja     2007
4420,0 1876   7235,0 1912   15872,6 c1948ja   21855,0 1978     2008
4460,0 1877   7290,0 1913   16084,0 1949   22132,7 1979     2009
4480,0 1878   7560,0 1914   16311,0 1950   22201,4 1980m   22804,0 2010ep
4510,0 1879   7830,0 1915   16464,0 1951   22352,6 1981m     2011
4540,0 1880   8000,0 1916   16630,0 1952   22477,7 1982m     2012
4580,0 1881   8250,0 1917   16847,0 1953   22553,1 1983m     2013
4660,0 1882   8500,0 1918   17040,0 1954   22624,5 1984m     2014
4730,0 1883   17393,1 1919   17325,0 1955   22724,8 1985m   22854,0 2015ep
4820,0 1884   16262,2 c1920   17489,5 c1956fb   22823,5 1986m   22843,0 2020ep
4910,0 1885   15580,0 1921   17829,0 1957   22940,4 1987m   22791,0 2025ep
5000,0 1886   15780,0 1922   18056,0 1958   23053,6 1988m   22754,0 2030ep
5080,0 1887   15990,0 1923   18319,2 1959   23151,6 1989m   18483,0 2050ep
5140,0 1888   16230,0 1924                  
5220,0 1889   17550,0 1925              
5290,0 1890   16760,0 1926              
5360,0 1891   17020,0 1927              
5410,0 1892   17270,0 1928              
5460,0 1893   17540,0 1929              

Particulars:
Main source prior to 1948: MI ; source 1948-1958: DY; source 1959u-1993u: CE; source 1994-2000: WB.
Contemporary sources show small differences with the data given in "MI", especially for the years before 1900.

Because the size of the territory of Romania has undergone many changes there are some raptures in the figures.
Short recapitulation of the historical development of the surface area of Romania (differences in size depending on the used sources):
   - from 1859-1878 (consisting of Walachia and Moldavia, both belonged until then to the Ottoman Empire [Turkey]): 120973 sq. km = 46708 sq.mi; -
   - from 1878-1913: (incl. northern Dobrudsha [Dobrogea], acquired from the Ottoman Empire [Turkey]) 129947 or 131853 sq.km = 50172 or 50908 sq.mi; -
   - from 1913-1918 (incl. the southern part of Dobrudsha, acquired from Bulgaria): 137902 or 139079 sq.km = 53244 or 53698 sq.mi; -
   - from 1920-1940 (incl. Bessarabia [acquired from the Russian Empire] and Transylvania and Bucovina [acquired from the Austrian-Hungarian Empire]): 294244, or 294967, or 295049 sq.km = resp. 113607, or 113887, or 113918 sq.mi; -
   - from 1941-1945 (minus Transylvania [occupied by Hungary]; southern Dobrudsha [returned to Bulgaria]; and Bessarabia plus northern Bucovina [ceded to the Soviet Union]): 192609 sq.km = 74366 sq.mi; -
   - from 1945 onwards: 237500 sq.km = 91699 sq.miles.

File created on 1996-08-14; revised on 2001-08-06; last modified on 2003-07-20 by Jan Lahmeyer


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