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Population Grows by 100 in Q2

By Iceland Review

Iceland’s population stands at 320,160, 160, 600 men and 159,560 women, according to figures from Statistics Iceland for the second quarter of this year. The numbers signify an increase of 100 from the first quarter.


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Of the total number, 20,570 were registered as foreign citizens, and 203, 970 as residents of the capital.

A total of 1,160 children were born, while 440 deaths were recorded.

Net migration of persons with Icelandic and foreign citizenship was -220 and -380 respectively. Norway was the most popular destination for Icelandic citizens, followed by Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. 350 of the 910 foreign citizens who emigrated moved to Poland.

Most persons of Icelandic citizenship moving to Iceland came from Denmark, Norway, or Sweden, while Poland was the country of origin of most foreign immigrants, or 170 out of 530. Immigrants from the United States were the second highest in number, or 35 out of 530.

Click here to read more about recent population statistics in Iceland.


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