German population up to 83.2 million but growth slows

Official figures show that Germany's population rose to 83.2 million last year, but its growth was the slowest for seven years

BERLIN -- Germany's population rose to 83.2 million last year, but its growth was the slowest for seven years, according to official figures released Friday.

Last year, between 770,000 and 790,000 children were born in Germany and between 920,000 and 940,000 people died, the office estimated.