Overseas immigrants make up 88% of the UAE population as per the report of the United Nations for major international immigration trends. Around 3.5 million immigrants in the UAE are from India. The numbers of Egyptians and Pakistanis are 935,000 and 906,000 respectively.
Thus, the UAE becomes the nation with the maximum immigrants per head for its population. This is based on the figures revealed by the UN report for the UAE population.
UAE tops the ranking of nations with the highest overseas-born population as a share of the total population. Nevertheless, vast numbers of immigrants in the nation are economic immigrants. They are not refugees clarifies the UN report.
The second place is secured by Qatar with 75% of its population being overseas-born. Indians are the largest group of immigrants here as well with 646,000. Egyptians and Bangladeshis occupy the next positions with 164,000 and 160,000 of their nations in Qatar respectively.
The third rank is secured by Kuwait as 74% of its population consists of immigrants. These are again Indians, Egyptians, Pakistanis and Bangladeshis.
The 4th and 5th positions are secured by tiny EU nations Liechtenstein and Andorra.
Liechtenstein is just 25 kilometres in length sandwiched between Switzerland and Austria. It has only 40,000 and 62% of its people are overseas born with the majority from Switzerland. Meanwhile, 60% of the population of Andorra is overseas born with the majority from Spain.
At the other end of the spectrum, nations in South and Central America are attracting the least numbers of immigrants. Just 1.2% of the population in Central America is overseas-born. El Salvador and Nicaragua have just .07% of the population as immigrants.
In South America, a mere 1.7% of the population is born overseas outside the continent.
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