Published: 4 May 2007

Number of recipients of Finnish citizenship fell in 2006

According to Statistics Finland, in 2006 Finnish citizenship was granted to 4,450 foreign citizens permanently resident in Finland. The number was 1,250 lower than in 2005. Of the recipients of Finnish citizenship, 2,550 were women and 1,900 men. Of the recipients of Finnish citizenship, 1,300 were younger than 15 years of age and 150 were older than 65.

Last year 2,550 citizens of European countries were granted Finnish citizenship, which is 1,140 fewer than in 2005. Of the recipients of Finnish citizenship, 500 were citizens of European Union countries. Finnish citizenship was granted to 1,000 citizens of Asian countries in 2006. Their number fell by 50.

Finnish citizenship was most often granted to citizens of Russia (1,400) and Somalia (450). The third largest group of recipients of Finnish citizenship was made up of citizens of Iraq (400).

Recipients of Finnish citizenship 1966-2006

Source: Population and Cause of Death Statistics. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Mr Matti Saari +358 9 1734 3401, vaesto.tilasto@stat.fi

Director in charge: Mr Jari Tarkoma

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Last updated 4.5.2007

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Citizenships granted [e-publication].
ISSN=1797-7169. 2006. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 18.6.2021].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/kans/2006/kans_2006_2007-05-04_tie_001_en.html