Population of Spain is on the rise with the adoption of 3 month amnesty program by the Spanish Government that awarded the legal resident's status to immigrants to Spain. The population of Spain records an approximate number of 40 million. The density of population in Spain is 79 persons per square kilometers. Towns and cities in Spain are experiencing the maximum population in the modern Spain. The economy is driving the rural citizens of Spain to migrate to the urban Spain.
Population of Spain in the 20th century saw a huge rise. The boom in the industrial sectors of Spain in 60s and 70s was the responsible factor behind the rise in population. But it was an uneven growth in population. The urban Spain was flooded while many of the Spanish villages witnessed a massive drop in population. But during 80s the urban Spain experienced a stalemate in growth of population as well. The poor economy in that contemporary Spain drove the Spanish citizens to migrate to other European countries.
Population in Spain has once again found its growth rate since late 90s. But the population in contemporary Spain is a mixture of native and many foreign immigrants. Immigrants from Latin America, East Europe, North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa have largely contributed in the growth of population of Spain.
People from European Union are flocking to Spain to spend their days of retirement along the coastline in Spain. They are here for thriving businesses as well.
Current Population in Spain: As per 2009 the population in Spain was 46,661,950 and the density was 90 people/km2 (231 per sq mi).
Though the population of Spain is on the growth, it is mainly concentrated in large cities like Madrid and Barcelona. The rural Spain and the small towns are still facing the problem of declining population.
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