The 10 most populous cities in Spain in 2019

Spain is a country in which more than 48 million inhabitants live , which places it in number five in the European ranking of population behind Germany (82 million), France (67 million), United Kingdom (66 million ) and Italy (60 million).

If you want to know which cities are the most populated in the country, I recommend you pay attention to what comes next.

10- Bilbao

With 345,821 inhabitants , Bilbao occupies the last position in the Top 10 of Spanish cities with the largest population. The capital of the province of Vizcaya has registered 711 more inhabitants than in the previous census, which suggests that it is growing at a very slow rate.

9- Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

The most populated city in the Canary Islands is Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, since 378,517 people live there, which translates into 867 more than the previous census.

8- Palma de Mallorca

Palma de Mallorca
The most populated island city in Spain is Palma de Mallorca. The capital of the Balearic Islands accommodates 409,661 people who are lucky enough to live in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea.

7- Murcia

Murcia is a city that does not stop growing. The last census marked 3,939 fewer people than this year, in which 447,182 inhabitants are already registered.

6- Malaga

It is the second most populated Andalusian city after Seville. There are 571,026 people living in Malaga, which means that its population has increased by 2,024 inhabitants.

5- Zaragoza

On the banks of the Ebro river we come across one of the most important cities in Spain. Zaragoza, the capital of Aragon, has 666,880 inhabitants , which means that 1,942 more people live there than in 2018.

4- Seville

Seville, one of the main tourist attractions in Spain, remains at the gates of the podium with 688,711 inhabitants , a figure that has increased little compared to the previous year (only 723 more people).

3- Valencia

If we get on the podium we run into Valencia in the first place, which with its 791,413 inhabitants is only surpassed by Barcelona and Madrid. It goes without saying that it is a city in full economic growth that is popular for festivals like the Fallas.

2- Barcelona

The Catalan capital has more than a million inhabitants. 1,620,343 people live there , which means that its census has barely increased compared to last year, which was 446 fewer inhabitants.

1- Madrid

The capital of Spain is also the most populated city in the country by far. According to the National Institute of Statistics (INE), no more and no less than 3,223,334 people live there . Most surprising of all is the growth it has experienced from one year to the next, since in 2018 the census was 40,353 fewer inhabitants.

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