After the year 2000, 85,000 inhabitants increased in the municipalities outside Prague. That’s almost as much as Pardubice, for example. “In a longer period of time and in a broader definition, Prague’s suburbanization has reached almost 200,000 inhabitants,” says the Prague Institute for Planning and Development (IPR). While in 2001 a total of 124,000 people lived in Prague-East and Prague-West, a year ago the area had almost 210,000 inhabitants. The Central Bohemian Region also “swelled” by about a fifth to 1.35 million people. The growth of the metropolis alone during that period reached about ten percent to 1.29 million inhabitants.