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Croatian Emigration: Most Leaving Zagreb and Zadar

zagreb-airportWith youth unemployment in Croatia one of the highest in the EU, more and more Croatians are heading off abroad in the search for a better future…

Close to 60,000 people notified the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MUP) that they were moving abroad in 2014, reports portal Lupiga.com. According to MUP data, the majority who left Croatia in 2014 came from the capital Zagreb (12,049). The next region in Croatia which saw the biggest exodus was the Zadar County on the Dalmatian coast with 5,371 people deregistering their address in Croatia.

More than 4,000 from the Vukovar-Srijem County left to live overseas in 2014, which is 2.3% of the population in the County. 2.5% of the total Lika-Senj County population, or 1,311 people, left Croatia last year. 4,370 people deregistered in the Split-Dalmatia County, whilst 2,740 left to go abroad from Karlovac. The most satisfied citizens according to the statistics were those in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County, where only 0.41% or 511 people left. The statistics also include those who have been away for a while but only recently notified the Ministry.

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