How many immigrants acquired the Italian citizenship?by Roberta Lunghini - 2016.01.05
The number of foreigners who acquire the Italian citizenship is increasing. In 2013-2014 they were 231,000 (130,000 in 2014, while in 2012 they were just over 60,000). A figure much higher than that of immigrants landed on our shores in the same two-year period. The figures, released by the ISMU Foundation, also report that, in absolute terms, the region with the majority of "new citizens" is Lombardy: 36,000 in 2014. Followed by Veneto (20,000), Emilia-Romagna (16,000 ) and Piedmont (12,000). Further down in this special list, we find Lazio (9,000), Tuscany (just over 7,000), the Marches (5,000) and Friuli-Venezia Giulia (4000). The last places are occupied by Molise and Basilicata with, respectively, 175 and 176. It should be noted finally that, at European level, in 2013 Italy ranked fourth with 101,000 acquisitions, after Germany with 115,000, Great Britain with 208,000 and Spain with 226,000 (on a total of 985,000 new European citizens).
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