Iraqis in Denmark

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Iraqis in Denmark
Total population
29,600 (Oct. 2010)[1]
Regions with significant populations
Copenhagen, Jutland
Languages
Danish, Iraqi Arabic, English
Religion
Predominantly Islam and Christianity (Syriac Christianity and Catholic).
Related ethnic groups
Iraqi diaspora, Arabs in Denmark

Iraqis in Denmark consist of both immigrants from Iraq to Denmark and their descendants, and may hold either Iraqi or Danish citizenship.

Demography and distribution[edit]

With a total Iraqi population in Denmark numbering of 29,600 (17,029 of whom are living in Zealand, 9,647 living in Jutland, 2,889 in Funen and 35 in Bornholm), there are organizations such as the Iraqi-Danish Culture Days, which is currently organized in the capital of Copenhagen.[2] They are one of the largest Arab ethnic groups living in Denmark. They mostly live in the capital Copenhagen, especially in the Nørrebro area.

Only 13,000 Danish Iraqis participated in the Iraqi legislative election in January 2005.[3]

Iraqi nationals currently make up the largest group of unsuccessful asylum seekers in Denmark.[4]

Notable people[edit]

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