Survey shows 26 Spanish provinces saw falls in the number of residents in 2018

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MORE THAN half of Spain’s provinces saw their populations fall in 2018, according to new data from Spain’s National Institute of Statistics (INE).

The INE’s annual Municipal Register Review showed A Coruña lost 843 people, Albacete 1,246, Asturias 6,716, Avila 2,202, Badajoz 3,508, Burgos 1,101, Cantabria 66, Caceres 3,549 and Cadiz 721. Ciudad Real lost 3,478 people, Cordoba 2,979, Cuenca 1,496, Granada 863, Huesca 357, Jaen 5,385, Leon 4,570, Lugo 2,307, Ourense 2,387, Palencia 1,355, Pontevedra 959, Salamanca 2,130 and Segovia 842. Soria saw a decline of 303, Teruel 990, Valladolid 1,279 and Zamora 2,855.

Madrid saw its population increase by 70,895, the highest rate of increase in Spain.

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