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Four Thousand Foreigners Moved to Iceland in 2012

Foreign citizens who moved to Iceland in 2012 totaled 3,920 while 2,350 moved abroad meaning that 1,500 more foreigners live in Iceland now than in January one year ago.

intercultural_day_2013_07_zrIceland’s immigrant population celebrates Intercultural Day. Photo: Zoë Robert/Iceland Review.

At the same time, 3,150 Icelanders emigrated from Iceland, most of them to Norway and Denmark. Almost the same number, or 3,110, of Icelanders moved back home including 1,000 from Denmark and 680 from Norway, mbl.is reports.

Polish citizens are by far the biggest group immigrating to Iceland; 1,310 moved to Iceland while 520 returned to Poland, so in total.

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