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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Sunday, 19.05.2019, 16:17

619,600 Lithuanians reside abroad

BC, Vilnius, 12.12.2014.Print version
From 2005 to 2014, a total of 16.9% or 619,600 Lithuanians lived in foreign countries, while majority of them resided in the United Kingdom, the latest data of Statistics Lithuania has showed, cites LETA/ELTA.

There were 3.663,000 Lithuanians in the world from 2005 to 2014. A total of 83.1% or 3.043,400 lived in Lithuania, while 16.9% or 619,600 resided abroad.


The majority (82%, or 508,200) of Lithuanians living abroad were in Europe, 13.7% (84,900) in North America and 4.3% (26,500) lived in other continents.


Every fifth Lithuanian living abroad resided in the United Kingdom, every seventh – in the Russian Federation and every tenth was in Poland.


Canada stood out by the numbers of Lithuania: it was home for 7.9% of all foreign Lithuanians, Germany – 7%, Ireland – 6.4%, the USA – 5.8% and Latvia – 5.6%.


Every fifth Lithuanian living abroad was a child under 14 years old. The biggest number of them was registered in Ireland where they accounted for 20.7% of all Lithuanians residing in Ireland.


Every fifth foreign Lithuanian was 65 years old or older; the majority of them lived in Poland where they made 77.3% of all Lithuanians who resided in the country.



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