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Lisbon home to over 50,000 immigrants

in Regional · 21-12-2016 14:39:00 · 0 Comments

Portugal’s capital city currently accommodates over 50,000 foreign residents; immigrants who have chosen to make Lisbon their home.

While the overall number of immigrants in Portugal has been decreasing over recent years, in Lisbon it has risen slightly since 2008, with Brazilian and Chinese nationals leading the charge.
There has also been a noticeable influx of Ukrainian, Nepalese and Bangladeshi citizens, according to Lisbon’s Municipal Plan for Immigrant Integration (PMIIL).
Figures from SEF show there are presently some 395,195 foreigners living in Portugal, 50,047, or 12.7 percent of whom chose to settle in Lisbon.
Lisbon also accommodates the greatest religious diversity in the country, with Muslims making up just 0.74 percent of the overall total.

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Edition 1450
18 November 2017
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