Spain fact of the day

According to the Spanish National Statistics Institute, population last year fell for the first time since the 1940s, declining 206,000 to 47.1 million. The number was entirely accounted for by a fall in the number of registered foreign residents. It is a turnaround from the situation in the first decade of the century when an almost forgotten housing boom caused the immigrant population in Spain to rise fivefold to 5.7 million from 924,000. The numbers also suggest that Spaniards are starting to head out of the country to look for work, a trend that seems destined to intensify over the medium term.

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