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The 50 largest
Spanish cities

Some 15.5 million people, or 38.3 per cent of Spain’s population of 40.5 million, live in the country’s 50 largest cities. Only two of Spain’s cities, the national capital Madrid and Barcelona, have populations of more than one million. Cities with populations of more than 500,000 include Valencia, Sevilla, Saragossa and Malaga.

The population growth of Spain has been slow over the last few centuries. Up to the end of the 19th Century, the birth rate hardly exceeded the death rate. In addition, hundreds of thousands of Spaniards emigrated to Latin America.

It took Spain almost 300 years to double its population from 7.5 million in the 16th Century, but it then doubled again in only 100 years. At the end of the 20th Century the Spanish population passed the 40 million mark.

Spain's largest cities

Rank City Population
1 Madrid 2,824,000
2 Barcelona 1,454,000
3 Valencia 736,000
4 Sevilla 695,000
5 Zaragoza 601,000
6 Málaga 542,000
7 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 354,000
8 Bilbao 351,000
9 Murcia 350,000
10 Valladolid 317,000
11 Córdoba 307,000
12 Palma de Mallorca 302,000
13 Vigo 287,000
14 Alicante 272,000
15 Gijón 264,000
16 Hospital et de Llobregat 255,000
17 Granada 242,000
18 La Coruña 241,000
19 Vitoria-Gasteiz 215,000
20 Badalona 210,000
21 Santa Cruzde (Tenerife) 203,000
22 Oviedo 199,000
23 Móstoles 196,000
24 Elche 191,000
25 Sabadell 186,000
26 Santander 183,000
27 Jérez de la Frontera 182,000
28 San Sebastián 177,000
29 Leganés 175,000
30 Almería 170,000
31 Cartagena 170,000
32 Tarrasa 164,000
33 Alcaláde Henares 163,000
34 Fuenlabrada 163,000
35 Pamplona 163,000
36 Burgos 162,000
37 Salamanca 158,000
38 Albacete 146,000
39 León 144,000
40 Getafe 143,000
41 Alcorcón 141,000
42 Cádiz 141,000
43 Huelva 140,000
44 Castellón de la Plana 136,000
45 Badajoz 124,000
46 Logroño 124,000
47 Santa Coloma de Gramanet 123,000
48 La Laguna 122,000
49 Lleida 111,000
50 Tarragona 111,000


THE LARGEST CITIES IN THE WORLD AND THEIR MAYORS 2010
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Cities by size: 1 to 150 | 151 to 300 | 301 to 450 | 451 to 550 |
Cities in alphabetical order: A to D | E to L | M to R | S to Z |
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