Double the number of Spanish people living abroad

by Ivano Abbadessa - 2015.03.19
Double the number of Spanish people living abroad
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Between 2009 and 2015 the Spanish population residing abroad grew by 48%. If just six years ago there were 1,471,691 Spanish people registered in the consular lists, as of January 1, 2015 the figure reached the 2,183,043. For the experts, however, the data published by the National Institute of Statistics of Madrid (INE) must not suggest a mass exodus from the Iberian Peninsula as a main reason of this increase. If it is undeniable the increase in the number of the Spaniards who decided to leave the country in search of better chances abroad, in fact, it is true that the most important factor behind this increase is the naturalization of foreign nationals. Argentina, Cuba, United States, United Kingdom and Ecuador are the countries that have recorded higher growth of the population of Spanish nationality. 63.4% of the Spanish people registered in the consular lists had established their residence in the Americas, 33.5% in Europe and 3.1% in the rest of the world.

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