In recent years, immigration has accounted for more than half of Norway’s population growth. According to Statistics Norway (SSB), a record 61,200 immigrants arrived in the country in 2007—35% higher than 2006. At the beginning of 2010, there were 552,313 persons in Norway with an immigrant background (i.e. immigrants, or born of immigrant parents), comprising
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Figures for the population of Europe vary according to which definition of European boundaries is used. The population within the standard physical geographical boundaries was 731 million in 2005 according to the United Nations. In 2011 the population is 857 million, using a definition which includes the whole of the transcontinental countries of Russia and...