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With a population estimated in 60.4 million, Italy has the fourth-largest population in the European Union and the 23rd-largest population worldwide [link widoczny dla zalogowanych]. The population density, at over 200 persons per square kilometer (over 500/sq mi), is the fifth highest in the European Union. The highest density is in Northern Italy, as that one-third of the country contains almost half of the total population.
After World War II, Italy enjoyed a prolonged economic boom which caused a major rural exodus to the cities, and at the same time transformed the nation from a massive emigration country to a net immigrant-receiving country. High fertility persisted until the 1970s, when it plunged below the replacement rates, so that as of 2008, one in five Italians was over 65 years old.[101] Despite this, thanks mainly to the massive immigration of the last two decades, in the first decade of the 21st century,[link widoczny dla zalogowanych] Italy experienced a growth in the crude birth rate (especially in the northern regions) for the first time in many years.[102] The total fertility rate has also significantly grown in the past few years, thanks to rising births among both in foreign-born and Italian women, as it climbed from an all-time minimum of 1.18 children per woman in 1995 to 1.41 in 2008.
At the start of 2010 there were 4,235,059 foreign nationals resident in Italy and registered with the authorities.[118] This amounted to 7.1% of the country’s population and represented a year-on-year increase of 388,000.[119] These figures include more than half a million children born in Italy to foreign nationals—second generation immigrants are becoming an important element in the demographic picture—but exclude foreign nationals who have subsequently acquired Italian nationality; this applied to 53,696 people in 2008.[120] They also exclude illegal immigrants, the so-called clandestini whose numbers are difficult to determine. In May 2008 The Boston Globe quoted an estimate of 670,000 for this group.[121]
Since the expansion of the European Union, the most recent wave of migration has been from surrounding European nations,[link widoczny dla zalogowanych] particularly Eastern Europe, and increasingly Asia,[link widoczny dla zalogowanych],[122] replacing North Africa as the major immigration area. Some 950,000 Romanians, around 10 percent of them being Romanis,[123] are officially registered as living in Italy, replacing Albanians and Moroccans as the largest ethnic minority group. The number unregistered Romanians is difficult to estimate, but the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network suggested that in 2007 that there might half been half a million or more.

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