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Major immigration flows to Denmark 1990-1999

Average annual flows above 1000 people by country of origin 

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Migration flows by country of origin are of growing interest in the Nordic Region due to the recent unprecedented in-flows of migrants.  There are also interesting differences between the Nordic countries with respect to the dominant countries of origin of migrants and the size of inflows.

During the 1990s, there were a number of inflows to Denmark which exceeded an annual average of 1000 people from a single country of origin. The largest inflows to Denmark during the period were from the U.K., USA, Norway, Greenland, Sweden and Germany. A substantial number of immigrants also came from Bosnia and Herzegovina during the 19990s, largely as consequence of the wars in the Balkan Region. Due to historic and political connections, Denmark, unlike Norway, Finland and Sweden, had substantial average annual inflows from the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Iceland (between 1000-3000 each). These numbers are particularly notable in the context of the small populations of these countries.