40% of Armenia's population is potential migrants, expert says

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Some 750,000 inhabitants will remain in Armenia at the end of the century, according to the UN humanitarian fund. The percentage of Armenians among these inhabitants is unknown, sociologist Aharon Aghabekian told media at a meeting on July 31, tert.am. website reported.

He was presenting the poll results on "Geography of migration".

"Kotayk region ranks first on the number of potential migrants," he said. "The reason is that Kotayk is an urbanized area. Earlier, there were dozens of plants. At present, they do not work. This is not a very favorable region in terms of agriculture. There is the only hope for migration."

"The residents of Vayots Dzor, Armavir and Aragatsotn want to leave Armenia," he said.

"Some 40 percent of Armenia's population is potential migrants," the sociologist added.

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