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France: Morocco 2nd source country for immigration

Morocco is the second country of birth of foreigners living in France. This is apparent from the latest report of the French National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE). Thus, Moroccans constitute the largest foreign community living on French territory, with 12%.

According to INSEE, in 2015, 6.2 million immigrants live in France, or 9.3% of the total population. 2.4 million immigrants, or 39% of them, acquired French nationality. 44.6% of immigrants living in France were born in Africa and 35.4% were born in Europe.

Algeria leads the birth countries of foreigners living in France with 12.8%, followed by Morocco with 12%, then Portugal (10.1%), Italy (4.6%), Tunisia (4.4%), Spain (4%) and Turkey (4%). Algerians are the first foreign community in France.

Immigrants who arrived in France in 2016

Algeria gives up its first place to Morocco in terms of the countries of birth of immigrants who arrived in France in 2016. Morocco leads with 8.2% followed by Algeria with 7%, followed by Italy (4.5%). %), Portugal (4.3%), the United Kingdom (4.3%), Spain (3.6%), Tunisia (3.3%), Romania (3.2%) and China (3.1%). 37% of immigrants who arrived in France in 2016 were born in Europe and 35.7% were born in Africa.

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