By Cathy Elelman • 08 July 2020 • 16:29
GROWTH: The number of registered residents in Almeria city has increased to more than 200,000 for the first time
CREDIT: Ayuntamiento De Almería Facebook @aytoalm
THE population of the Costa Almeria capital has reached a new record, going past the 200,000 mark for the first time.
The city council has this week confirmed the number of registered residents by the beginning of this year stood at 201,780, or 2,130 more than at the start of 2019.
This puts Almeria among the 30 most populated localities in Spain, the city authority reported.
Of the city’s current inhabitants, 98,857 are men and 102,923 are women. Approximately one in five residents are aged under 18.
The number of foreigners living in the city has increased by 1,646 to 23,437. Of these just 4,673 are from other European Union member-states, down from 4,893.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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