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Population boom linked to increased immigration

Sweden has seen its largest population increase in nearly 70 years, according to fresh figures from Statistics Sweden, which explained that the reason for the growth in 2013 was significant immigration from countries in turmoil, among others Syria and Somalia.

Immigration was higher than ever in 2013, with 115,845 new arrivals.

At the end of 2013, Sweden's population was 9,644,864, which was 88,971 more than the year before.

Not since 1946 has Sweden's population grown so fast between two single years, according to Statistics Sweden.

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