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612,700 people applied for asylum in North America, Europe, East Asia, and the Pacific in 2013.
That is the highest total for any year since 2001.
Europe received 484,600 claims.
By country, here are the number of applicants and, in parentheses, the population of country to which they applied:
Germany: 109,600 asylum applications (80,000,000)
United States: 88,400 asylum applications (317,000,000)
France: 60,100 asylum applications (65,000,000)
Sweden: 54,300 asylum applications (9,000,000)
Turkey: 44,800 asylum applications (76,000,000)
Italy: 27,800 asylum applications (60,000,000)
Australia: 24,300 asylum applications (23,000,000)
Greece: 8,200 asylum applications (10,800,000)
Japan: 3,300 asylum applications (127,000,000)
Republic of Korea: 1,600 asylum applications (50,000,000)
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