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According to the All-Russian Census of 2002 (from the State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Tatarstan) the population of the Republic of Tatarstan is 3,779,300 people.

The Republic of Tatarstan is Russia’s eighth largest region, following Moscow, Saint Petersburg, the Krasnodar region, the Republic of Bashkortostan, the Moscow region, the Sverdlovsk region and the Rostov-on-Don region. In the Volga Federal District, the Republic boasts second largest population after Bashkortostan.

About 74% of the population resides in cities and towns. The capital city of Kazan is one of Russia’s largest cities (after Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Nizhniy Novgorod, Yekaterinburg, Samara, Omsk, Kazan, Chelyabinsk, Rostov-on-Don, Ufa, Volgograd and Perm) and the region’s most populated city with over a million inhabitants.

The Republic of Tatarstan is one of the most multinational territories of Russia, being home to more than 115 nationalities, the population of eight of which is more than ten thousand people: Tatars (more than two million people or 52.9%), Russians (about 1.5 million people or 39.5%), Chuvashes (126,500 people or 3.4%), Mordvinians, Udmurts, Mari and Bashkirs.

For every 1000 men there are 1161 women, while in Russia there are 1147 women for every 1000 men.

892,300 men and 897,500 women older than 16 are married.

The educational level is relatively high, there are 435 people with at least secondary vocational education for every thousand.

As of the beginning of 2009, those under working age accounted for 620.7 thousand while working age population made 774.5 thousand in Tatarstan.

Resident population made 3768.6 thousand in Tatarstan in 2009. Preliminary data of the Russian Census 2010 showed the population of the Republic of Tatarstan at more than 3785 thousand (men – 3785 thousand, women – 2032.4 thousand).

In Tatarstan, the growth of the population made 0.15 percent against the last census conducted in 2002. The number of those residing in rural areas dropped by 58 thousand and currently makes 930 thousand people.