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Survey: Nearly 200 nationalities coexist in the Netherlands

Monday, 27 April 2015

Nearly 1.8 million foreign nationals from 200 nationalities live in the Netherlands, according to a study by the Tubantia newspaper, based on figures from Statistics Netherlands (CBS).

The Turks, Moroccans and Surinamese come in the first three places, the source said, adding that the number of people with at least one parent whose not Dutch, rose by nearly half a million between 1996 and 2014.

The largest increases were recorded by nationals from countries of Eastern Europe, the Baltic states in addition to the refugees from Afghanistan and Syria.

The number of Bulgarians living in the Netherlands is now 16 times higher than in 1996.

Nationals from Indonesia, Hong Kong, Austria and Germany have seen their numbers decline last year.

According to the study, many newcomers prefer to live in cities and neighborhoods with a majority of people from their country of origin.

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