List of Spanish provinces by population

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This is a list of the provinces of Spain in order of population.

Rank Province Population as of
1 January 2013[1]
Population as of
1 January 2010[2]
Autonomous community
1 Madrid 6,495,551 6,458,684 Madrid
2 Barcelona 5,540,925 5,511,147 Catalonia
3 Valencia 2,566,474 2,581,147 Valencian Community
4 Alicante 1,945,642 1,926,285 Valencian Community
5 Sevilla 1,942,115 1,917,097 Andalusia
6 Málaga 1,652,999 1,609,557 Andalusia
7 Murcia 1,472,049 1,461,979 Murcia
8 Cádiz 1,238,492 1,236,739 Andalusia
9 Biscay 1,156,447 1,153,724 Basque Community
10 La Coruña 1,138,161 1,146,458 Galicia
11 Balearic Islands 1,111,674 1,106,049 Balearic Islands
12 Las Palmas 1,103,850 1,090,605 Canary Islands
13 Asturias 1,068,165 1,084,341 Asturias
14 Santa Cruz de Tenerife 1,014,829 1,027,914 Canary Islands
15 Zaragoza 978,638 973,252 Aragon
16 Pontevedra 955,050 962,472 Galicia
17 Granada 919,319 918,072 Andalusia
18 Tarragona 810,178 808,420 Catalonia
19 Córdoba 802,422 805,108 Andalusia
20 Girona 761,632 753,046 Catalonia
21 Gipuzkoa 713,818 707,263 Basque Community
22 Toledo 706,407 697,959 Castile–La Mancha
23 Almería 699,329 695,560 Andalusia
24 Badajoz 693,729 692,137 Extremadura
25 Jaén 664,916 670,761 Andalusia
26 Navarre 644,447 636,924 Navarre
27 Castellón 601,699 604,274 Valencian Community
28 Cantabria 591,888 592,250 Cantabria
29 Valladolid 532,284 533,640 Castile and León
30 Ciudad Real 524,962 529,453 Castile–La Mancha
31 Huelva 520,668 518,081 Andalusia
32 León 489,752 499,284 Castile and León
33 Lleida 440,915 439,768 Catalonia
34 Cáceres 410,275 415,083 Extremadura
35 Albacete 400,007 401,682 Castile–La Mancha
36 Burgos 371,248 374,826 Castile and León
37 Lugo 346,005 353,504 Galicia
38 Salamanca 345,548 353,619 Castile and León
39 Ourense 326,724 335,219 Galicia
40 La Rioja 322,027 322,415 La Rioja
41 Álava 321,417 317,352 Basque Community
42 Guadalajara 257,723 251,563 Castile–La Mancha
43 Huesca 226,329 228,566 Aragon
44 Cuenca 211,899 217,716 Castile–La Mancha
45 Zamora 188,270 194,214 Castile and León
46 Palencia 168,955 172,510 Castile and León
47 Ávila 168,825 171,896 Castile and León
48 Segovia 161,702 164,268 Castile and León
49 Teruel 142,183 145,277 Aragon
50 Soria 93,291 95,258 Castile and León
51 Ceuta 84,180 80,579 Plazas de soberanía
52 Melilla 83,679 76,034 Plazas de soberanía
Spain 47,129,783 47,021,031

Note:Ceuta and Melilla are autonomous cities ("ciudades autonómas")as both are located in North Africa and do not belong to a province ("provincia").

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