The population of Palma is growing fast.

13-12-2014J. AGUIRRE

Palma.—Palma is the eighth most populated region capital in Spain, according to a report published yesterday by the National Statistics Institute.
Nearly 400,000 citizens live in the Balearic capital, with Madrid and Barcelona topping the list with 3,165,235 and 1,602,386 inhabitants respectively.
The Spanish capital is alongside Barcelona the two only regional capitals with over a million inhabitants.
Valencia, Sevilla, Zaragoza, Malaga and Murcia follow on the list.
The report also revealed that a third of the Spanish population lives in the capital cities around the country. On 1 January this year, the population of Spain amounted to 46, 771, 341 citizens, 31.7 percent of them living in the regional capitals.
By provinces Madrid is still number one with a total of 6,454,440 inhabitants, followed by Barcelona with 5,523,784, Valencia, 2, 548,9898, Seville with 1,941, 355, Alicante with 1, 868, 438, Malaga with 1, 621, 968 and Murcia with 1, 466, 818.

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