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A surprising map of the countries that are most and least welcoming to foreigners

A surprising map of the countries that are most and least welcoming to foreigners | Finland | Scoop.it


Buried several hundred pages into a new World Economic Forum report on global tourism, past the sections on air travel infrastructure and physician density (by which they mean the number of physicians per capita, not the mass-per-cubic-meter of individual doctors), are some very interesting numbers. The WEF has compiled survey data from 140 countries estimating the attitude of each countries’ population toward foreign visitors. - Finland among more welcoming! 

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Surprised to find India nearing the bottom!

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One million Finns live alone - News from Finland - Helsinki TImes

At the end of 2010, there were 1,455,000 families in Finland. The number had grown by 4,600 from the previous year-end. However, the growth amounted to slightly less than in the previous year when it was 6,100 families. Altogether 76 per cent of the Finnish population, that is, 4,065,000 persons, belonged to a family. In 1990, the respective share was still 82 per cent.

Two-thirds of the families were families of married couples. Twenty-two per cent were families of cohabiting couples and 12 per cent were one-parent families. There were 1,601 families of registered same-sex couples. Persons living alone numbered 1,040,000.
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Immigration boosts Finland's population

Immigration boosts Finland's population | Finland | Scoop.it
The population of Finland has grown by 8,100 people since the beginning of the year, according to preliminary figures from Statistics Finland. The biggest reason behind population growth was migration from abroad.
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