The demographic imbalance is accentuated in Portugal
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“Helping city dwellers settle in the interior of the country, preparing hospitals for peak demand, rethinking retirement homes, investing in geriatric specialties.” These are some of the proposals put forward by Publico to face the new demographic challenge in Portugal, following the publication of the final results of the census carried out last year. Results rich in lessons, commented in the columns of the newspaper by several specialists.

We first learn that the population has fallen by 2.1% in ten years, despite a sharp increase in the number of immigrants (+37.5%). Also the country has lost nearly 220,000 inhabitants, notes the newspaper, and had not experienced such a drop since the 1960s, during the time of the Salazarist dictatorship, “when the villages and towns of the interior emptied under the effect

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