Is this correct? or can the same thing be written in a better/more correct way?:

"The country has 2 million inhabitants, of which 300000 reside in the capital." Thanks

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  • Looks fine to me. It means the same thing as "300000 of the country's 2 million inhabitants reside in the capital." See also english.stackexchange.com/questions/322836 – Robert Harvey Mar 20 '18 at 15:09
  • Yes, it's correct. Certainly it could be written differently; whether or not the alternatives would be considered "better" is up for debate. – J.R. Mar 20 '18 at 15:28
  • If any answer does what you want, please consider ticking it as correct. A reputation of 1 is enough to do it. I remind you this because newcomers often forget to do so. See What should I do when someone answers my question? That being said, welcome on ES. – keepAlive Mar 20 '18 at 15:36
  • Personally, I'd prefer to use of whom here, since inhabitants are people. But of which isn't incorrect. – Peter Shor Mar 20 '18 at 15:44

There's nothing wrong with it at all. It's equivalent to saying:

"The country has 2 million inhabitants."

"300,000 of the country's 2 million inhabitants reside in the capital."

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