The country’s population has hit the 2.5mn mark for the first time, according to the latest figures released by the Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics (MDPS).
As per an announcement yesterday, the country had 2,545,000 people on February 29, which was an all-time record improvement of 5.10 %  than the population of the previous month.
There has not been such a massive growth in the population before in a one-month period, at least in the last seven years, the figures of which were available till recently on the ministry’s website. The country’s population began to grow considerably after 2006.
The previous highest population figure was on  November 30, when the country had as many as 2,463,000 residents.
The latest figure also shows that there has been a 9 % rise in the population compared to the figures of the same period last year.
The population at the end of last month was 2,423,000, which showed a marginal growth of only 0.1% compared to the figures as of December 31, 2015.
The country’s population had touched the 2.4mn mark in October last year.
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