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Germany Immigration by Country

What are the most common countries of birth for German residents who were not born in Germany?
2018 data. Source.
Quiz by Aaron197
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Last updated: August 9, 2019
First submittedJuly 13, 2019
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# People
Country of Origin
1,476,410
Turkey
860,145
Poland
745,645
Syria
696,780
Romania
643,530
Italy
395,665
Croatia
363,205
Greece
# People
Country of Origin
337,015
Bulgaria
257,110
Afghanistan
254,325
Russia
247,800
Iraq
231,230
Serbia
212,360
Hungary
190,495
Bosnia and Herzegovina
# People
Country of Origin
187,370
Austria
176,020
Spain
151,260
Netherlands
143,135
China
141,350
Ukraine
140,900
France
138,890
Portugal
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level 70
Jul 14, 2019
I'm surprised so few people guessed Afghanistan, given Germany's (now once again threatened) pledge to grant sanctuary to refugees of war.
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level 74
Jul 15, 2019
Especially as many did think of Syria and also Iraq.
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level 77
Jul 15, 2019
That's the only one I missed. But now that you mention it yeah I guess that makes sense.
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level 73
Jul 19, 2019
How do they threaten to grant people refuge from barbarianism? Sounds like a peaceful offer, not a threat.
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level 70
Jul 20, 2019
I believe he means, that the pledge is threatend to be dismantled by right wing extremist in the German parliament. Although, there isn't realy any pledge in the first place, just mildly philanthropic pragmatism.
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level 28
Jul 15, 2019
I love quizzes like this, they really make you think.
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level 65
Jul 15, 2019
Your quiz has one slight inaccuracy - Kosovo should be on this list, as it has an immigrant population of 218,150.
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level ∞
Jul 16, 2019
I am not sure. The Wikipedia presentation of the data omits Kosovo and it would seem strange that 15% of the population of Kosovo now lives in Germany. The data presented on the German site confusingly says Serbia (with/without) Kosovo. I am going to leave it as is for now.
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level 56
Aug 9, 2019
Not to sound picky, but china should above France, Ukraine and Portugal in immigrants. Portugal has 138,890 and China has 143,135. :)
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level 46
Aug 9, 2019
Recipe for disaster
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level 77
Aug 9, 2019
I think you mean recipe for Döner
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level 55
Aug 9, 2019
I don't know about that. "Send us your huddled masses..." wasn't that the creed of an earlier-day United States?
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level 61
Aug 9, 2019
Yes it was. But most of those who immigrated here back then did so legally. America still welcomes those who want to come here legally. The problem now is how many are taking advantage of the lack of enforcement of the law.
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level 77
Aug 9, 2019
that's not the problem
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level 37
Aug 9, 2019
Let's not pretend immigration everywhere, all the time, no matter who comes is fundamentally a good thing. There's a world of difference between europeans coming in the US in the past centuries and people from the middle-eastern coming in the west today.
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level 77
Aug 9, 2019
Let's not pretend that immigration everywhere, all the time, no matter who is coming isn't pretty much the way it has always worked throughout all of human history. This is true for everywhere, as no place on Earth outside of certain small parts of Africa are where humans are originally from, but it's especially obvious in a country that was populated almost entirely by immigrants in the recent past. Let's also not pretend that while ignorant racists and nativists and xenophobes have been complaining about newcomers for as long as we've had human language, those complaining weren't always ignorant racists, nativists, and xenophobes. The complaints never change. So-called foreigners get blamed for crime, and for disease, and for bad job markets, and for rape, and for the inevitable change of culture. Nothing new. Also not new: those complaining have always been wrong and always been hypocrites. The Irish and Italians were just as vilified and hated as Mexicans or Muslims.
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level 47
Aug 9, 2019
You know, it's funny, Arabs living in their home countries complain that Arabs living in the West have sold out and behave too much like Westerners, whereas Westerners complain that Arabs in the West behave too much like Arabs. I think the one thing racist Arabs and racist Europeans/Americans have in common is that they both think Arabs should stay in their countries and never leave.
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level 77
Aug 11, 2019
wth. Why did my comment get deleted? All I said was maybe racists everywhere should mind their own business. Referencing the racists Sibawayh mentions in his comment above. Is that controversial? Is JetPunk in favor of racists meddling in everyone's business?
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level ∞
Aug 11, 2019
Sorry. Moderation error on my part.
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level 47
Aug 14, 2019
That's just the essence of racism I suppose. Being unable to mind your own business or tolerate people who don't look, speak, and behave exactly as you do.
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level 48
Aug 9, 2019
I can't believe my guess on Afghanistan actually worked out haha
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level 50
Aug 9, 2019
Actually thought Russia would be higher, or are "Spätaussiedler" counted as Germans and not as Russians?
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level 62
Aug 9, 2019
The instruction clearly says it is about the country you were born.
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level 50
Aug 10, 2019
Spätaussiedler are people who are born in Russia, have a Russian passport, but who have German roots and who were allowed to migrate to Germany in their hundred-thousands in the last 20 years.
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level 41
Aug 11, 2019
The source counts people who were born outside of Germany AND don't have a German citizenship. Since most immigration from Russia happened in the 90s, many have taken the German citizenship since and are thus not reflected here
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level 45
Aug 10, 2019
Great quiz, but IMHO the title is not quite accurate. The source is titled "Alien population by citizenship". Hence, it does actually not refer to the place of birth, but to German residents with non-German citizenship. According to German law, the place of birth isn't always relevant for the citizenship. For example, the source excludes foreign born German citizens ("Spätaussiedler").
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level 72
Aug 10, 2019
Based on some recent quizzes I tried East Germany and was *shocked* it wasn't a correct answer (following the logic that West Germany = Germany and East Germany =/= Germany)
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level 20
Oct 5, 2019
Came for an interesting quiz, but stayed for the comments haha