795,392 Immigrants Reported Entered Israel Since Establishment of State
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795,392 Immigrants Reported Entered Israel Since Establishment of State

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Statistics on immigration to the State of Israel from the time of its establishment as a state until the end of April, 1956 were published here today by the Jewish Agency. The figures show a total of 795,392 new immigrants.

The breakdown by country of origin shows; Iraq, 123,179; Rumania, 123,118; Morocco. Tunis and Algiers, 114,074; Poland, 104,723, Yemen, 45,894; Bulgaria, 38,477; Turkey, 35,250; Libya, 32,150; Iran, 31,645; other North African countries, 20,798; Czechoslovakia, 18,323; Hungary, 14,414, and Germany, 9,125. Yugoslavia, 7,714; India, 5,199; Russia, Latvia and Lithuania, 5,012, France, 4,677; Asian countries other than those specifically enumerated, 4,608; Aden, 3,267; Austria, 3,169; England, 2,813; Argentina, 2,705.

Also, United States, 2,585; China, 2,506; Greece, 2,150; Italy, 1,615; South American countries other than those specifically enumerated; 1,579; Netherlands, 1,431; Belgium, 1,270; Brazil, 917; South Africa, 814; Switzerland, 518; Sweden, 463; Spain, 421; Canada, 396; Tangiers, 282; Australia, 231; Cyprus, 144; Abbysinia, 83; Portugal, 43; Denmark, 27; Ireland, 24; Luxembourg, 17; Norway, 12; Finland, 5; Japan, 3, Malta, 1, and various European countries, 106. In addition, there were about 27,000 immigrants for whom this information was not given.

The breakdown of immigration by sex showed 396,750 females as against 385,737 males, and 6,053 for whom no record was available. The figures also showed that 3,453 persons had left Israel from maarabot and immigration homes, 2,474 died in such institutions.

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