Polish immigration to Mexico

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Polish immigration to Mexico
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Total population
Regions with significant populations
Mexico City, Puebla, Guanajuato, Tamaulipas, Jalisco, San Luis Potosi, Hidalgo, Nuevo León
Related ethnic groups
Polish diaspora

There is a small Polish diaspora in Mexico. According to the 2005 census, there were roughly 971 Polish citizens living in Mexico.[1] Furthermore, by the estimate of the Jewish community, there may be as many as 15,000 descendants of Jewish migrants from Poland living in Mexico.[2]

Migration history[edit]

Polish children from Santa Rosa, Guanajuato
Folk dancers of Polish community from Mexico.

The first Poles arrived in Mexico during the years prior to World War II. In 1943, a group of about 1,400 Polish refugees founded the Colonia Santa Rosa in Leon, Guanajuato, the first Polish school in Mexico.[3]