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Relationship with the EU

This fact was correct when it was updated on 21 Sep 2020

How many British citizens live in the EU?

In 2019, according to UN data, 1.3 million people born in the UK lived in EU countries. Spain hosted the largest group, at 302,000, followed by Ireland, with 293,000. France was third with 177,000, Germany was fourth with 99,000 and Italy was fifth with 66,000.

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