Record number of immigrants in Germany

by Annalisa Lista - 2017.08.02
Record number of immigrants in Germany
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There have never been so many immigrants in Germany. According to the data released by the statistic institute Destatis. According to which there was an increase of 8.5% between 2015 - 2016. Which translates into immigrants representing 22.5% of the total German population, which means 18.6 million people. This is the highest increase since 2005, the year in which the census for this type of data began. The majority of foreigners have European origins. However, in the last 5 years, those coming from the Middle East have increased by 51% and those from Africa by 46%. Even though, among the extra-EU figures, immigrants from Turkey are still in first place. According to the experts, this notable increase in the numbers of immigrants is due to the enormous flow of asylum-seekers that arrived in Germany between the years 2015 - 2016.

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