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Brussels is home to world's second most diverse population
One-fifth of all migrants live in 20 major cities around the world, and Brussels is one of them. After Dubai, Brussels is the city with the highest percentage of residents born abroad. More than six in ten Brussels residents were not born in Belgium, writes De Tijd based on the World Migration Report 2015.
The report, published by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), characterizes Brussels as a city with a highly mobile and international population. Brussels, with 62% foreign-born residents, ranks second only to Dubai, which has 83% foreign-born residents. Toronto (46%), Auckland (39%) and Sydney (39%) complete the top five.