It's a Small World
Diaspora communities around the world
Melbourne, Australia’s second largest city, is home to the largest Greek community outside of Greece. Something that has an economic pay off too! Today, bilateral economic relations between Australia and Greece are worth over $140 million.
Photo courtesy of Chris Phutully
Los Angeles is home to the world’s largest Iranian community outside of Iran. Many families were displaced following the 1979 Revolution. Today, over 700,000 Iranians contribute to the City of Angels' cosmopolitan community.
London's Nigerian population tops 1 million, making it the city with the highest concentration of transplants beyond the borders of Africa.
Photo courtesy of William Murphy.
Toronto, the most populous city in Canada, is home to the highest number of Italians outside of Italy. Almost half of Toronto’s Italian community emigrated to Canada between 1961 and 1970, and more than 195,000 Toronto residents speak Italian at home.
Photo courtesy of William Kimber
Part of the worldwide Polonia, also known as the Polish Diaspora, Chicago fosters the largest Polish community outside Europe and has played an integral part in the landscape of the windy city.
Photo courtesy of Daniel Root Photography.
At over 200,000, Berlin has the highest population of Turkish nationals outside of Turkey, making them the largest minority in Germany.
With its nine Chinatowns, New York City is home to the largest Chinese population outside of China, numbering over 735,000 individuals.
Photo courtesy of Vivenne Gucwa
Ranked as the largest diaspora community in the world, Moscow’s Armenian population is equivalent to one third of the Republic of Armenia itself.
Photo courtesy of Pandukht
St. Louis, Missouri is home to more Bosnians per capita than any city outside of Bosnia, totaling 70,000.
Durban, South Africa boasts the largest Indian population outside of India, a side effect of British Colonialism. Fun fact: a young Mahatma Gandhi also spent part of his law career here.
The Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota have the distinction of accommodating two of the largest diasporic communities: Somali and Hmong (an ethnic group from China, Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia).
Photo courtesy of The Alley Newspaper
São Paulo is home to an estimated 700,000 Japanese Brazilians, the largest Japanese community outside of Japan.
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