THE Balearics closed last year with 1'360 more residents.
This means that in 2005 there were more citizens from other parts of Spain or from other countries coming to the islands than leaving.
This did not happen the previous year, in 2004 1'335 more residents left than arrived.
According to migration statistics published yesterday by the National Institute of Statistics (INE), a total of 46'020 citizens came to the islands, coming from other regions of Spain (33'185) as well as from other countries (12'835). However, from this figure must be taken the 17'805 citizens who lived in the Balearics and changed to another locality on the islands. That is to say, last year 28'215 new citizens came to the islands. On the other hand, a total of 44'660 citizens emigrated from their original homes, of which 17'805 went to another locality within the Balearics. The number of citizens who actually left the islands was 26'855. Of them, 14'643 were Spanish and 14'212 foreigners.

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