The map above shows which European countries are taking in the largest numbers of Syrian refugees both in absolute and relative terms.
Earlier this week reddit user nerkuras challenged r/Europe to Draw a map of Europe from memory only.
Several American users took on the challenge and created the hilariously bad maps you can see here. However, there’s not one but two unexpected twists to the story, revealed in the maps below:
The map above shows the most common European surnames that have their origins as a specific type of occupation. Both Millers and Smiths are particularly popular.
The data is somewhat unscientific as it comes from Wikipedia, supplemented with data from reddit.
Nevertheless, there are a few interesting facts:
Think immigration is too high in Europe? If so, do you know how many foreigners do you think live in your country? The numbers may be far lower than you think.
The map above shows the percentage of the foreign citizens (split between EU and non-EU nationals) living in many European countries. While the media loves to portray the continent as being overrun with foreigners, the truth is quite different.
Below are the percentage of foreign citizens by country, based off data from Eurostat: