Published: 5 June 2008

Number of persons receiving Finnish citizenship grew slightly in 2007

According to Statistics Finland, Finnish citizenship was granted in 2007 to 4,800 foreign citizens permanently resident in Finland. The number was 400 higher than in 2006. Of the persons receiving Finnish citizenship, 2,750 were women and 2,100 men. Of the persons receiving Finnish citizenship, 1,350 were younger than 15 years of age and 200 were older than 65.

Last year 4,300 citizens of countries not belonging to the European Union were granted Finnish citizenship, which is 400 more than in 2006. The number of citizens of countries belonging to the European Union among those who received Finnish citizenship was the same as one year previously (500).

Finnish citizenship was most often granted to citizens of Russia (1,650) and Somalia (460). The third largest group of recipients of Finnish citizenship was made up of citizens of Iraq (440).

Recipients of Finnish citizenship 1966-2007

Recipients of Finnish citizenship 1966-2007

Source: Population and Cause of Death Statistics. Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Matti Saari (09) 1734 3401

Director in charge: Jari Tarkoma

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Updated 5.6.2008

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Citizenships granted [e-publication].
ISSN=1797-7169. 2007. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 13.5.2021].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/kans/2007/kans_2007_2008-06-05_tie_001_en.html