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Report: Immigrants make up 4.7% of Hungaryʼs population

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Some 4.7% of Hungaryʼs total population is made up of immigrants, Jakub Marian’s website reported on Monday, based on a 2013 report by the United Nations.

The map above was published on the website, and shows the percentage of immigrants in relation to the total population of European countries based on data in the UN’s report.

Data by the UN suggest that the countries with the highest number of immigrants include Andorra 56.9%, Luxembourg 43.3%, Sweden 15.9%, Ireland 15.9%, Norway 13.8%, Spain 13.8%, Germany 11.9%, Belarus 11.6%, France 11.6%, Ukraine 11.4% and Iceland 10.4%.

Countries with the least immigrants include Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.6%, Romania 0.9%, Bulgaria 1.2%, Poland 1.7% and Slovakia 2.7%.

The majority of immigrants in Hungary arrive from Romania according to the UN report, the website reported.

The Hungarian government has recently started building a wire fence on the Serbian border in order to keep illegal immigrants out of the country. The government has allocated HUF 6.6 billion for the project. Many humanitarian associations have been openly opposing the government’s decision, saying that Hungary is not threatened by illegal immigrants, but is instead seeing an influx of refugees, who are escaping war and possibly death and as such need to be helped.

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