The Autonomous Region of the Azores was the region of the country that presented the largest reduction of population through the migratory component (-0.57%) between 2016 and 2017, confirmed the INE.
Between 2016 and 2017, the Lisbon Metropolitan Area was the only NUTS II region where the population increased (0.44%). On the other hand, the Alentejo (-0.86%), the Autonomous Region of the Azores (-0.58%) and the Center (-0.56%) were the regions with the highest population declines.
Diário dos Açores, December 21st, 2018, p.2
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