Norway’s fertility rates have reached all-time lows, risking the country’s economic stability. Muslim immigrants are keeping the labour force alive, as the country undergoes demographic changes.
Muhammad was the most popular name among male children in Oslo in 2018, for the 11th year in a row, according to statistics released on Wednesday by the Norwegian Statistics Department.
The name, with its many variations, surpassed Oscar, Aksel and Jacob as it maintained its lead.
Mohammad has been the most popular name in Oslo since 2008, reflecting a strong and growing Muslim community in the large city.
In 2017, 8.7 percent of Oslo’s population identified as Muslims, with their largest communities originating from ethnic Pakistanis, Somalis, Iraqis and Morrocans.
Nearly 40,000 Norwegian Pakistanis make up the largest ethnic group among Norwegian Muslims. Many migrated to the country as guest workers in the 1960s to 1970s and played a significant role in the country’s construction and development..........To Read More.....