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    ایرانیان در سوئد

    (Wikipedia) - Swedish Iranians   (Redirected from Iranians in Sweden) Swedish Iranians Svenskiranier ایرانیان سوئد Total population Regions with significant populations Languages Religion
    Arash Janet Leon Laleh
    Mika Zibanejad Nina Zanjani


    0.9% of the Swedish population (2012)
    Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö
    Swedish, Persian, Kurdish, Armenian, Azerbaijani (See languages of Iran)
    Shi''a Islam, Non-religious, Christianity

    Swedish Iranians consist of people of Iranian nationality who have settled in Sweden, as well as Swedish residents and citizens of Iranian heritage.

    There are approximately 63,828 people born in Iran living in Sweden today, as well as 28,600 people born in Sweden with at least one parent born in Iran. They are one of Sweden’s largest minorities, accounting for nearly one percent of the population.

    When the first generation of Iranian refugees fled to Sweden in the 80s many of them ended up living on welfare, despite their middle class backgrounds. But today second generation Iranian Swedes are over-represented in higher education and in high paying professions like dentistry and engineering.

    About 60% percent of them go on to higher education – far more than the Swedish average (45 percent) or the average for other minorities (37 percent). They are also over-represented in highly paid professions like dentistry and engineering. Middle class Iranian culture – with its emphasis on education – may be part of the reason for their success. Becoming an engineer or a doctor is a mantra in many families.

    Notable Iranians in Sweden
    • Mohammad Fazlhashemi, Professor in History of Ideas, Umeå University
    • Mana Aghaee, poet and writer
    • Minoo Akhtarzand, governor of Jönköping County
    • Farzan Athari, fashion model
    • Arash Bayat, footballer
    • Reza Khelili Dylami, politician in Sweden
    • Arash Labaf, platinum-selling artist
    • Cameron Cartio, singer
    • Lina Leandersson, actress
    • Azita Ghahreman, poet, translator, writer, member of the International PEN
    • Janet Leon, singer
    • Lasse Lindroth, comedian and actor
    • Zinat Pirzadeh, comedian
    • Reza Madadi, professional MMA fighter
    • Trita Parsi, founder and president of the National Iranian American Council
    • Laleh Pourkarim, singer-songwriter
    • Sheri Nowrozi, singer
    • Daniel Rahimi, professional Ice hockey player
    • Behrang Safari, Swedish international footballer
    • Ilya Salmanzadeh, music producer
    • Nahid Persson Sarvestani, film director
    • Maryam Yazdanfar, Riksdag politician
    • Nina Zanjani, actress
    • Mika Zibanejad, professional Ice hockey player
    • Amin Nazari, professional football player
    • Omid Nazari professional football player
    • Eddie Razaz, singer
    • Sean Banan, (real name Sina Samadi) singer and entertainer
    • Mahan Baghdadi, youth football player
    • Alex Jafarzadeh, dancer and singer

    Tags:American, Armenian, Bayat, Cameron, Christianity, Iran, Iranian, Islam, Kurdish, Maryam Yazdanfar, National Iranian American Council, Parsi, Persian, Safari, Stockholm, Sweden, Swedish, Trita Parsi, Wikipedia

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