Foreign-born population in Norway (1910)

This map shows the census entry 'place of birth’ for every person present within Norway on 1 December 1910. The census does not record ethnicity nor citizenship. Judging from the names, it is clear that a majority of the people born outside Europe were children of Norwegians abroad: Emigrants to the States who returned, temporarily or permanently, with their US-born children, or missionaries and businessmen who raised families in Asia, Africa and South America. It shows Norway’s contact with the world, as well

Finnmark had (and has) a sizeable population of Finnish-speaking people. In 1910 this number was further increased by children of nomad Saami people who lived and worked on the plains transgressing the border. Finland was counted as a country at the time, though legally it was a duchy of the Russian Empire. Others specified certain parts of the Russian Empire, mainly non-Russian-speaking minorities like Latvians, Estonians and Polish Jews. A few foreigners were sailors on ships docking in Norway at the day of the census.

County names are given in their modern form.

Foreign-born population in Norway (1910)

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