Almost 2.8 million Spaniards live abroad (2022)
According to the latest data from the Spanish Statistics Office INE, on January 1 of this year, 2,790,317 Spaniards live abroad, an increase of 1.7% or 47,712 compared to January 1, 2022. Most of them live abroad. The Spaniards He chose to live in a country followed by European countries in America and then around the world.
Out of a total of 2,790,317 Spaniards, 1,638,080 live in the Americas, 1,052,384 in Europe, 44,237 in Asia, 29,677 in Africa and 25,939 in Oceania. According to INE data, the biggest increase in Spaniards living abroad was in Europe with 32,712, followed by the United States with 19,698. Padrón de Españoles Residentes en el Extranjero (PERE).
The country with the largest number of Spaniards (or those with Spanish citizenship) is Argentina with 477,465, followed by France with 297,142, the United States with 192,766, Germany with 182,631 and the United Kingdom with 181,181. There are 160,833 Spaniards living in Cuba, 155,543 in Mexico, 136,611 in Brazil, 136,145 in Venezuela and 132,384 in Switzerland.
Netherlands and Belgium
On January 1, 2013, 20,926 Spaniards were still living in the Netherlands, but on January 1, 2023 that number increased by 11,859 to 32,785. The number of Spaniards living in the Netherlands increased to 923 from 2021 to 2022.
On January 1, 2013, 50,318 Spaniards were still living in Belgium, but that number increased by 24,095 to 74,413 Spaniards on January 1, 2023. The number of Spaniards living in Belgium increased to 2,585 from 2021 to 2022.
So there are more Spaniards living in Belgium with 74,413 than Belgians in Spain with 36,979. However, this is not the case for the Dutch, of whom 49,835 were officially (i.e. registered) living in Spain on January 1 this year and 32,785 Spaniards were living in the Netherlands.
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