YEREVAN (Armenpress)–More than 600,000 people have either migrated to or emigrated from Armenia within the past six years–reported the Armenian Aviation Department. Armenia’s population has decreased significantly–according to the Aviation Department which based its figures on registered travelers.
Armenia’s Bureau of Statistics reported that more than 115,000 residents have emigrated from Armenia and 47,000 have migrated to Armenia. Of those–11,000 immigrated to the West and 1500 migrated to Armenia from the West.
The Bureau of Statistics explained that a completely accurate measure cannot be reached since a large number of emigran’s leave Armenia without official documentation or permits to do so.