Number of centenarians increased by almost a quarter from last year

There are 761 centenarians living in the Czech Republic, according to figures provided by the Czech Social Security Administration. 318 women and 65 men will or have turned 100 in 2012. At the same time last year there were 625 people living in the Czech Republic who were 100 or more years old. The oldest person living in the Czech Republic was born in 1904 and is currently residing in Moravia. The percentage of people above 65 in the Czech Republic is becoming greater with each year, as people are living longer. Analysts say this will create a significant strain on the social security system. By mid-century statisticians predict there will be over 10,000 centenarians in the country.

Author: Masha Volynsky