Swedish Greeks

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Swedish Greeks
اΈλληνες της Σουηδίας
Total population


0.26% of the Swedish population (2012)[1]
Regions with significant populations
Stockholm, Gothenburg
Greek, Swedish
Greek Orthodox Church

Swedish Greeks, also known as Greek Swedes, consist of people of Greek nationality who have settled in Sweden, as well as Swedish residents and citizens of Greek heritage.

There are 17,060 people born in Greece living in Sweden today, as well as 14,097 people born in Sweden with at least one parent born in Greece.[2][not in citation given] [1] The Greek community in Sweden was estimated to number between 12,000 and 15,000 people as of 2008.[3] They are located mostly in the southern part of Sweden, especially around Stockholm.

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  1. ^ a b c http://www.scb.se/Statistik/BE/BE0101/2011A01B/be0101_Fodelseland_och_ursprungsland.xls
  2. ^ Asadulah Naghdi, “Iranian Diaspora: With focus on Iranian Immigrants in Sweden,” Asian Social Science Vol. 6, No. 11; November 2010
  3. ^ "Sweden", Relationships with EU Member States, Greece: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, November 2008, retrieved 2009-09-22 

Further reading[edit]

  • Markopoulou, Christina (1981), Sociocultural effects of intra-European migration: a cyclical research study in Greece and Sweden, Monografier utgivna av Sociologiska institutionen, 22, Sweden: University of Gothenburg, OCLC 10301691 
  • Corvino, Teresa; Kazana, Vasola (1984), Grekiska kvinnor: deras situation i Stockholm/Greek women: their situation in Stockholm, Norrköping: Statens invandrarverk, ISBN 978-91-7016-404-0, OCLC 185864262 
  • Engelbrektsson, Ulla-Britt (1987), Greker i Västerstad/Greeks in Västerstad, Rapport från DEIFO, 3, Stockholm: Delegationen för invandrarforskning, OCLC 185563946 
  • Neiderud, J. (1989), "Greek Immigrant Children in Southern Sweden in Comparison with Greek and Swedish Children", Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 17 (1): 25–31, doi:10.1177/140349488901700106 
  • Boukas, Andreas (1993), Greker i Sverige: en bit svensk historia, från argonauterna till nutid/Greeks in Sweden: a piece of Swedish history, from the Argonauts to the present, Stockholm: Grekiskt bibliotek och arkiv i Sverige, ISBN 978-91-971820-0-3, OCLC 186176685 
  • Kostoulas-Makrakis, Nelly (1995), Language maintenance or shift? a study of Greek background students in Sweden, Studies in comparative and international education, 33, Institute on International Education, Stockholm University, ISBN 978-91-7153-328-9, OCLC 33333944 
  • Löfvander, Monica B.; Furhoff, A.-K. (1996), "Backache in Greek Immigrants to Sweden: A Cultural Interpretative Approach", Transcultural Psychiatry, 33 (3): 319–332, doi:10.1177/136346159603300304 
  • Klinthäll, Martin (September 1999), "Greek Return Migration from Sweden 1968-1993", European Societies or European Society? Migrations and Inter-Ethnic Relations in Europe (PDF), European Science Foundation, Obernai, France 

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