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560,000 Croatian Residents Born Outside Croatia

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According to UN data, provided by Pew Research Centre, 560,000 people of out Croatia’s population of around 3.9 million were born outside the country.

The Pew Research Center, which is a Washington, D.C. based fact tank providing information and data on social issues, public opinion, and demographic trends shaping the world, says that 560,000 people were living in Croatia in 2017 who were not born in the country.

Out of the 560,000, 390,000 were born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, whilst 50,000 were born in Serbia. Around 30,000 were born in Germany and 20,000 were born in Slovenia. There were around 80,000 more people born outside Croatia living in the country than there were in 1990.

Around 70% of people born abroad now living in Croatia were born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the last census revealed. A large number had moved due to the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the 1990s.

Before the war, around 317,000 residents in Croatia were born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Vecernji list reports.

According to the United Nations, an estimated 258 million people are international migrants, a number that has grown by a half since the turn of the century.

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