Nigerian people in Italy

The presence of Nigerians in Italy dates back to the 1980s.

Nigerian people in Italy
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Total population
119,435 (ISTAT: 2021)[1]
Regions with significant populations
Flag of Veneto.svg Veneto · Emilia-Romagna · Flag of Lombardy.svg Lombardy  · Flag of Sicily.svg Sicily
English · Italian · Niger–Congo languages
Protestantism · Catholic Church · Sunni Islam


In 2021, there are 119,435 immigrants from Nigeria in Italy. In 2014 in Italy there are 71,158 regular immigrants from Nigeria, while In 2006 there were 37,733. The three cities with most number of Nigerians are: Turin, Rome and Padua.[2] But many Nigerians also reside on the island of Sicily.[3]

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  2. ^ "Comuni Italiani". Comuni (in Italian). 11 January 2014. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  3. ^ Horowitz, Jason (22 May 2019). "Palermo Is Again a Migrant City, Shaped Now by Bangladeshis and Nigerians". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 25 April 2021.