The number of Syrian nationals registered with Dutch local authorities rose from 15,000 to 64,000 between the beginning of 2014 and September 2016.
Asylum seekers who are given a residency permit and have lived in the Netherlands for more than six months are allowed to register with their local council as an official resident. In total, 19,300 Syrian nationals registered in the first eight months of this year.
Most live in Amsterdam (1,400), followed by Rotterdam and Utrecht. Of the nearly 50,000 people who have registered since 2014, between 7,000 and 9,000 still live in official refugee centres, the national statistics office CBS said.
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