Number of foreign citizens almost doubled
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Population1 January 2007



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Number of foreign citizens almost doubled

Norway's population grew by 40 900 in 2006, of which 16 000 were foreign citizens. The number of foreign citizens almost doubled from 2005, and 6900 were Polish citizens.

Population by age, sex and marital status. 1 January 2007

Foreign citizens counted 238 300, or five per cent, of the total population at the turn of last year.

Large influx of Poles

The number of Polish citizens increased the most in 2006, and Polish citizens now make up the third largest group of foreign citizens in Norway with 13 600 residents on 1 January. Citizens from Sweden and Denmark are the largest groups with 27 900 and 20 300 citizens respectively. The number of citizens from Germany, Iraq, the United Kingdom and Somalia is between 10 800 and 12 200 for each nationality.


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