Sweden's population hits 9.5 million
Sweden’s population passed the 9.5 million mark during the spring. Statistics Sweden says that as usual the greatest growth was in Stockholm County, which saw an increase of more than 17,000 inhabitants during the first half of the year.
The biggest population decrease was in Västerbotten in the north, which lost 557 residents.
There were around 45,000 immigrants to Sweden during the first six months of the year, with the biggest increase among those coming from Syria and Afghanistan.