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Countries With the Highest Rate of Immigration

Guess the 20 countries with the highest immigration rate. This is based on net immigrants per 1000 people in order to show what effect immigration plays on population growth.
based on 2013 estimates from the CIA World Fact Book
Quiz by kalbahamut
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Last updated: December 10, 2018
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First submittedJune 24, 2013
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migrants/1k
Country
33.32
Libya
33.31
Qatar
22.76
Zimbabwe
15.08
Singapore
15.04
UAE
14.13
Bahrain
10.31
Cyprus
8.66
San Marino
8.06
Luxembourg
6.14
Spain
migrants/1k
Country
6.14
Switzerland
6.04
Djibouti
5.83
Australia
5.65
Canada
4.68
Botswana
4.47
Italy
4.35
Liechtenstein
3.64
USA
3.30
Nepal
2.82
Portugal
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Level 85
Jul 28, 2013
A bit different than this list

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_foreign-born_population_in_2005

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Level 82
Jul 28, 2013
yeah, it would be different. They're measuring totally different things, not to mention the information on that page is from 8 years ago.
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Level 82
Sep 4, 2013
In the one case, they are adding up the total number of people living in a country who were born somewhere else. In the other case (this quiz) they are only considering the number of immigrants (per year, not total) and they are then dividing that number against the population of the country to show a percentage, not total.
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Level 52
Feb 9, 2014
That's a very interesting mix in the top 5
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Level 82
Feb 9, 2014
well, 2 countries with very weak governments and little border control in the middle of areas full of strife and conflict which leads to large migrations... and 3 very small low-population countries with booming economies that attract foreigners who want to work there in very large numbers relative to the small indigenous populations. The latter description applies somewhat to country #6, too, though their economy isn't really booming at this point so much as sustaining itself.
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Level 37
Aug 5, 2014
Cyprus is a surprise. Is that a refugee haven? And Spain is a surprise with their unemployment, or is the influx the reason for the unemployment?
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Level 82
Aug 6, 2014
I think Spain gets a lot of refugees from Africa, and Cyprus has a small population so that would account partially for them being on the list.
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Level 82
Feb 7, 2015
I just spent 3 weeks in Cyprus and have more light to shed on this matter. While I was there, it felt like a rare occurence that I would meet a native Cypriot. The place is full of Russians, Turks, Greeks, Brits, Spaniards, Italians, Arabs, Asians, etc. The island is very small, can drive across it in a few hours, and not a lot of people there. It feels very much like a place for tourists. A lot of foreigners come there for the pleasant year-round weather, beaches, low crime-rate, good food and so on, set up businesses or rent an apartment which is very cheap compared to most of the EU, and stay.
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Level 65
May 10, 2015
I am very suprised that Zimbabwe made it onto the list, I mean there is a feeling that up to 1/3 of the population lives in foreign countries, up to 90% remaining are unemployed...
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Level 82
Aug 14, 2018
I think they were still getting a lot of refugees from their involvement in the Angolan civil war.
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Level 63
Feb 4, 2016
I got Nepal but not Australia!