In 2010 Norway granted citizenship to 11,600 people, 2% more than in 2009. For Liechtenstein the figure was stable at approximately 100, while Switzerland and Iceland granted citizenship to respectively 39,300 (-29%) and 500 (-10%) persons. The EU member states granted citizenship to 800,000 persons in 2010, an increase of 4% with respect to 2009.
Of the new nationals in the EFTA states, most came from a non EU member state (between 64% and 92%). The largest group of foreigners who acquired citizenship in Iceland came from the Philippines (14.9%), in Norway from Somalia (12.9%), while in Liechtenstein and Switzerland the largest group of new nationals came from Switzerland (37.9%) and Serbia (17.4%) respectively.
The Eurostat publication also includes an overview of the new citizens with respect to age and sex.
For more information see Statistics in focus.
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