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Amount of immigrants in Chile almost reaches half a million

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The number of immigrants that have arrived to Chile, was doubled in 10 years, increasing from 212.935 in 2005 to 410.988 in 2014, thanks to the political and economic stability of the country, according to the annual directory of the Immigration Department.

The arrival of immigrants to Chile have been constantly growing during the last decade, reaching in 2014 the 2.3% of the total population of the country. This phenomenon is linked with the strenghtening of the nation, its development and political stability.

The report establishes that the immigration rate went up in the country after the arrival of the democracy in 1990, after the 17 years of dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, when the number of foreign, reached 100.000.

The biggest influx of immigrants comes from Perú, concentrating 31.7% of the total, followed by Argentina (13.6%), and Bolivia (8.8%). While the arrival of Colombians got up quickly in ten years, from 2.4% to 6.1%.

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