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The evening sun illuminates Schoenbrunn palace in Vienna.

The evening sun illuminates Schoenbrunn palace in Vienna.

There are many countries that have restrictive immigration policies, while some have a welcoming policy.

Here we take a look at some countries that have given most citizenships between 2001 and 2010 in the world, according to an Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development report.

 

A view of the downtown area in Los Angeles.

A view of the downtown area in Los Angeles.

The United States

Naturalisations (2001-2010): 6.6 million

Foreign-born population of total (2010): 13 per cent

Global rank: 1

 

A view of Moscow's Kremlin, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Moscow City Business District.

A view of Moscow's Kremlin, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Moscow City Business District.

Russia

Naturalisations (2001-2010): 3.1 million

Foreign-born population of total (2010): N/A

Global rank: 2

 

People play volleyball on the front lawn of Parliament Hill in Ottawa.

People play volleyball on the front lawn of Parliament Hill in Ottawa.

Canada

Naturalisations (2001-2010): 1.7 million

Foreign-born population of total (2010): 20 per cent

Global rank: 3

 

Traffic on the road and the Thames passes the Houses of Parliament in London.

Traffic on the road and the Thames passes the Houses of Parliament in London.

Britain

Naturalisations (2001-2010): 1.5 million

Foreign-born population of total (2010): 12 per cent

Global rank: 4

 

View of rooftops and the Montmartre's Sacre Coeur Basilica in Paris.

View of rooftops and the Montmartre's Sacre Coeur Basilica in Paris.

France

Naturalisations (2001-2010): 1.4 million

Foreign-born population of total (2010): 9 per cent

Global rank: 5

 

The skyline of Frankfurt with its bank towers is seen under clouds.

The skyline of Frankfurt with its bank towers is seen under clouds.

Naturalisations (2001-2010): 1.3 million

Foreign-born population of total (2010): 13 per cent

Global rank: 6

 

Rowers train at dawn on the Yarra River in Melbourne.

Rowers train at dawn on the Yarra River in Melbourne.

Australia

Naturalisations (2001-2010): 1 million

Foreign-born population of total (2010): 27 per cent

Global rank: 7

 

The lights system of the new Agbar Tower is tested in Barcelona.

The lights system of the new Agbar Tower is tested in Barcelona.

Spain

Naturalisations (2001-2010): 0.6 million

Foreign-born population of total (2010): 15 per cent

Global rank: 8

 

People walk on Zurich's main shopping street Bahnhofstrasse.

People walk on Zurich's main shopping street Bahnhofstrasse.

Switzerland

Naturalisations (2001-2010): 0.4 million

Foreign-born population of total (2010): 27 per cent

Global rank: 9

 

View of the Turning Torso in the western harbour area of Malmo.

View of the Turning Torso in the western harbour area of Malmo.

Sweden

Naturalisations (2001-2010): 0.2 million

Foreign-born population of total (2010): 15 per cent

Global rank: 10

 

Two women ride their bicycles on the Lindengracht in Amsterdam.

Two women ride their bicycles on the Lindengracht in Amsterdam.

The Netherlands

Naturalisations (2001-2010): 0.2 million

Foreign-born population of total (2010): 11 per cent

Global rank: 11

 

Trams travel in downtown Milan.

Trams travel in downtown Milan.

Italy

Naturalisations (2001-2010): 0.2 million

Foreign-born population of total (2010): 8 per cent

Global rank: 12

 

People cross a street after rainfall in central Auckland.

People cross a street after rainfall in central Auckland.

New Zealand

Naturalisations (2001-2010): 0.1 million

Foreign-born population of total (2010): 23 per cent

Global rank: 13

 

Japan's Mt Fuji, covered with snow, is seen through Shinjuku skyscrapers in Tokyo.

Japan's Mt Fuji, covered with snow, is seen through Shinjuku skyscrapers in Tokyo.

Japan

Naturalisations (2001-2010): 0.1 million

Foreign-born population of total (2010): 2 per cent

Global rank: 14

 

A woman reads a book beside a bronze statue in front of Sejong Centre for the Performing Arts in central Seoul.

A woman reads a book beside a bronze statue in front of Sejong Centre for the Performing Arts in central Seoul.

South Korea

Naturalisations (2001-2010): 0.1 million

Foreign-born population of total (2010): 2 per cent

Global rank: 15

 

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