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Total country population 10,553,800
Core Jewish population 3,900
Jews per total 1,000 in population 0.36
Population with a Jewish parent 5,000
Enlarged Jewish population 6,500
Law of Return Jewish population 8,000



 

Czech Republic

  • The total population of the Czech Republic on 1 January 2016 stood at 10,553,800. Its population grew by 15,600 in 2015, largely due to inward migration. 
  • As of 1 January 2016, the core Jewish population of the Czech Republic was estimated to be 3,900 (0.04% of the wider population), and the enlarged Jewish population was estimated at 6,500  (0.06% of the wider population). 
  • The core Jewish population was estimated to be 4000 in 1990 (0.04% of the wider population), and has therefore declined by approximately 3% over 25 years during which the wider population grew by just over 1%. 
  • Between 1990 and 2015, 548 Czechs and Slovaks emigrated to Israel. 
  • An estimated 8000 Czechs qualify for Israeli citizenship under the Law of Return. 
  • Jewish communal life is concentrated in Prague. 

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