27,000 Syrians receive Swedish Citizenship 2021
by Per Nordin
December 31, 2021
Before the end of the year, Sweden has issued about 85,000 new citizenships, and “the new Swedes” come mainly from the Arab world, Somalia, Afghanistan, and Eritrea.
About 40,000 of the citizenships during the year have gone to people from the Arab world, of which 27,340 (went) to migrants from Syria. In addition, 4,305 Somalis, 4,067 Afghans, and 3,471 Eritreans have become Swedish citizens in the past year. For Norwegians, Danes, and Finns the numbers are 163, 198, and 204 respectively.
It also seems that almost 50,000 persons with Swedish citizenship emigrated during 2021-but it is unclear how many of these are immigrants from the third world. It can also be noted that 2,594 of those who received Swedish citizenship during the year were stateless and that 2,049 came from Poland. In 1,530 cases the homeland was listed as “unknown”.
One can also see that Sweden is especially popular with the immigrant groups who already have a large number of fellow-countrymen here-for example, Somalia or Syria. For persons from African countries like Chad, Malawi, Madagascar, and Equatorial Guinea, only 4 citizenships were granted in total.