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Poles and Romanians immigrate most to Denmark

One in five new immigrants in the second quarter of this year came from either Poland or Romania.

In the second quarter of 2013, some 9,160 foreign nationals immigrated to Denmark, of which 1,857, or 20.2 per cent, were from Poland or Romania and almost two thirds of whom were men.

On the other side of the equation, 5,028 Danish nationals returned to Denmark from abroad, giving a total immigration figure of 14,189 – the highest figure for a quarter since statistics on the subject began in 1983 and compared to 12,371 in the second quarter of 2012.

The total number of immigrants and descendants of immigrants in Denmark is now at 606,703, an increase of 21,116 or 3.6 per cent on last year.

Denmark’s total population is at around 5.6 million. Immigrants are defined as people who are born abroad and whose parents are both foreign nationals or born abroad.

Descendants are those who are born in Denmark but neither of whose parents are either Danish citizens or were born in Denmark.

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