Arabs in Sweden are citizens and residents of Sweden who emigrated from nations in the Arab world. They represent 5.3% of the total population of the country.[2] About a quarter of Arabs in Sweden are Christians.[3]

Swedish Arabs
السويديون العرب
Total population
(People from Arab league nations according to the Statistics Sweden)[1]
Regions with significant populations
Stockholm, Södertälje, Malmö
Related ethnic groups
Arab diaspora
Uppsala Mosque in Uppland, Uppsala. It was founded in 1995.

Migration history edit

Many of the Arabs in Sweden are migrants from Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria and Saudi Arabia.

In September 2013, Swedish migration authorities ruled that all Syrian asylum seekers will be granted permanent residency in light of the worsening conflict in Syria. Sweden is the first EU-country to make this offer.[4] The decision means that the roughly 8,000 Syrians who have temporary residency in Sweden will now be able to stay in the country permanently. They will also have the right to bring their families to Sweden. While Malek Laesker, vice-chair of the Syrian Arabian Cultural Association of Sweden, welcomed the decision, he also warned it could create issues. "The fact that Sweden is the first country to open its arms is both positive and negative," he told the TT news agency, explaining that it may be a boon for the growing people-smuggling market.[4]

Notable people edit

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References edit

  1. ^ "Population by country of birth, age and sex. Year 2000 - 2020". Retrieved 19 September 2019.
  2. ^ "Population statistics". Statistiska Centralbyrån. Retrieved 2019-10-25.
  3. ^ Nyheter, SVT (5 March 2021). "Statministerns folkmordsbesked kan avgöra kommunvalet: "Underskatta inte frågan"". SVT Nyheter (in Swedish).
  4. ^ a b "Sweden offers residency to all Syrian refugees". The Local. 3 September 2013. Archived from the original on 4 September 2013. Retrieved 3 September 2013.
  5. ^ a b "Loreen music, videos, stats, and photos". Retrieved 2022-12-31.
  6. ^ Auer, Josefin. KP: Loreen KP11 2011[dead link]. Retrieved 10 March 2012.
  7. ^ Westerbergh, Nora Nergiz (10 March 2012). "Musikläraren tror på seger". Vestmanlands Läns Tidning. Retrieved 11 June 2012.

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