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Vienna to Have Two Million Inhabitants in 2029

Published: February 20, 2015; 18:00 · (Vindobona)

Vienna is already the city with the second largest population in the German-speaking countries. But Vienna is growing faster than ever. This development entails a tremendous challenge for Vienna. Based on the figures now available, investments totalling seven billion euros will have to be made by the year 2020 in the areas of child care, public transport, other infrastructure facilities and health services alone.

Vienna to Have Two Million Inhabitants in 2029 / Picture: © Flickr

The year 1987 marked a decisive turning point: this was when Vienna's population declined to just 1.48 million inhabitants, the lowest level since it stood at two million before the First World War. Ever since this time, Vienna has been steadily growing to its current level of 1.75 million Viennese - with all the ensuing consequences. The fact that Vienna is growing is not particularly…

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