Appendix table 2. Citizenships granted according to country of previous citizenship 2001–2012

Previous nationality 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Total 2 720 3 049 4 526 6 880 5 683 4 433 4 824 6 682 3 413 4 334 4 558 9 087
Russian Federation 533 418 1 682 2 313 2 094 1 399 1 665 2 211 1 026 1 925 1 652 2 477
Somalia 222 204 209 165 414 445 464 595 290 131 96 609
Estonia 295 319 468 690 291 176 182 262 166 243 302 521
Afghanistan - 23 3 14 48 101 102 279 186 108 100 510
Iraq 224 217 165 447 346 405 443 379 207 78 106 457
Iran, Islamic Republic of 58 68 124 225 233 213 218 329 180 137 145 451
Former Serbia and Montenegro 14 41 32 338 346 248 232 324 154 109 106 297
Turkey 82 112 141 171 128 110 102 195 94 132 166 278
Former Sudan 2 9 2 2 4 2 4 11 49 17 24 228
Sweden 57 61 94 149 198 178 163 274 126 104 196 190
Viet Nam 164 205 133 209 82 64 79 78 42 54 82 150
Ukraine 8 28 66 130 65 46 45 62 53 92 95 148
China 106 136 126 95 60 57 68 84 53 85 88 124
India 33 37 23 53 32 8 26 28 27 73 76 117
Bangladesh 21 26 23 43 34 26 42 40 19 32 53 114
Bosnia and Herzegovina 8 34 58 129 129 81 82 84 56 41 67 112
Congo-Kinshasa 7 11 12 21 14 43 48 35 18 25 20 100
Morocco 37 41 31 70 32 35 46 49 22 65 54 94
Pakistan 8 10 16 43 9 21 18 43 12 26 50 91
Nigeria 14 10 7 24 5 6 13 19 2 7 18 75
Thailand 65 87 71 90 31 15 30 34 24 41 50 75
Serbia - - - - - - 8 46 19 13 26 71
Romania 35 16 38 32 17 11 17 34 25 58 42 65
Angola 7 2 11 2 - 2 5 14 20 12 15 65
Myanmar - - - 3 10 - 5 18 7 3 9 56
Germany 16 13 17 51 29 28 32 50 15 21 35 53
Egypt 19 17 11 12 9 17 13 21 8 12 19 53
Hungary 15 2 15 22 12 8 5 21 22 19 19 50
Other 670 902 948 1 337 1 011 688 667 1 063 491 671 847 1 456

Source: Population and Cause of Death Statistics. Statistics Finland

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Updated 14.5.2013

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Citizenships granted [e-publication].
ISSN=1797-7169. 2012, Appendix table 2. Citizenships granted according to country of previous citizenship 2001–2012 . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 14.7.2020].
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