Building Knowledge for a Concerted and Sustainable Approach to Refugee Resettlement in the EU and its Member States


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Sweden country profile

Sweden snapshot

Size: 449,964 km2

Population: 9.2 million

Year of EU Entry: 1995

In the Schengen Area: Yes

Protection Status Granted: 10,830 (2011)

Resettlement Scheme: Programme (1950)

Resettlement Quota: 1,900 refugees/year

Resettled Refugees: 1,853 (2012)

Source: The information about the size, population, in the Schengen area, and year of EU entry is taken from