Iceland Experiences Slight Population Increase - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Iceland Experiences Slight Population Increase

Published April 16, 2013

RX Beckett

The population of Iceland increased by 1040 people in the first quarter of this year, Vísir reports.
Within the first quarter, there were 1040 babies born, 550 people died and 520 people moved into the country. Of the 580 Icelandic citizens that moved away, 400 of them went to Denmark, Sweden or Norway, with 220 emigrating to the latter. Conversely, of the 610 people who moved back to Iceland, 440 came from the aforementioned countries.
Most of the foreign nationals who moved away from Iceland went to Poland, 80 out of a total of 400 people. Poland was also the top country of origin for immigration, with 300 out of 890 people. The United States came in second with 50 people.
The total population was recorded at 322,930 people at the end of the last decade, 161,960 men and 160,970 women. Foreign immigrants totalled at 21,910 and the population of the capital area was 206,650.

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