Population grew, despite fewer Poles and Lithuanians

20.07.2021 - 09:44
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 Mynd: Þór Ægisson - RÚV
51,820 foreign citizens were registered as living in Iceland as of 1st July this year. The number was up by 442 people since 1st December. By far the highest number of non-Icelandic citizens in the country come from Poland, though their number has slightly dropped since 1st December.

During the same seven-month period, Þjóðskrá Íslands (Registers Iceland) data reveals that the number of Icelandic citizens registered as living in Iceland went up by 2,279. The data are compiled from registrations of individuals in the national register, sorted by citizenship.

The number of Polish citizens living in the country dropped by 305 since the start of December, to 20,564 people. 

The second-largest group remains people from Lithuania, but their number also dropped, by 41 people, to 4,586. 

The third-largest group come from Romania, and their number rose by 142, to 2,380 people. 

The number of French, German, and American citizens living in Iceland also increased between 1st December and 1st July. 

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Alexander Elliott
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