How many refugees have Denmark received over the years and where did they come from?

From 1956 to 2014, Denmark has granted asylum to a total of 142.450 people = on average 2.450 per year. In 2015-2016 another 18,342 have been granted asylum.

The number of people living in Denmark with asylum as their basis of residence was in total 54,500 in 2016. On top of this comes family reunifications.

The number of refugees has fluctuated a lot over the years and the nationalities have varied. Particular nationalities have arrived in a very short period (for example Chileans and Bosnians) and other nationalities have arrived through a longer time period (for example Afghans and Iraqis). The last few years, Syrians, Eritreans and Iranians have been the largest groups.

HOW MANY REFUGEES HAVE DENMARSK RECEIVED OVER THE YEARS AND WHERE DID THEY COME FROM?