List of metropolitan areas in Spain

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This is a list of the largest metropolitan areas in Spain by population.

Estimates are from the following sources:

  • the "Functional Urban Areas" (FUAs) of the Study on Urban Functions of the European Spatial Planning Observation Network (ESPON, 2007)[1]
  • the "Larger Urban Zone" (LUZs)[2] of Urban Audit project (2004), supported by the European Union.[3] Not all cities were included in this survey.[3]
  • calculations by Francisco Ruiz from data of the Instituto Nacional de Estadística (2008 estimates).[4][5] As well as "metropolitan area" data,[6] Ruiz has produced larger "conurbation" data for some areas.[7] The "conurbation" figure is used where available, and is cited as such; otherwise, the "metropolitan area" figure is used.

The figures differ between the reports due to the difference in survey dates and differences in methodology. For example, ESPON considers OviedoGijónAvilés as a single FUA, while Urban Audit has separate LUZs for Oviedo and Gijón. Similarly, Vilanova i la Geltrú is included in Barcelona metropolitan area by ESPON, but as a separate conurbation by Ruiz.

1. Madrid
5. Bilbao
Metropolitan area ESPON Urban Audit Ruiz
Madrid 5,263,000 5,804,829[8] 6,138,056[7]
Barcelona 4,251,000 4,233,638[9] 4,542,490[7]
Valencia(–Sagunto) 1,499,000 1,564,145[10] 2,300,000[7]
Seville 1,262,000 1,249,346[11] 1,360,361[7]
Bilbao 947,000 939,994[12] 953,152
Málaga 844,000 699,916[13] 923,104
OviedoGijónAvilés 844,000 617,300
(295,640[14] + 321,660[15])
863,050[7]
AlicanteElche(–Elda) 793,000 429,060[16] 785,020[7]
Las Palmas 640,000 625,892[17] 741,826[7]
Zaragoza 639,000 685,873[18] 715,894
MurciaOrihuela 623,000 479,313[19] 763,723[7]
Santa Cruz de TenerifeLa Laguna 581,947 481,592[20] 481,592
Granada 440,000 498,365
Palma 433,000 593,386[21] 509,116
Vigo 413,000 548,799[22] 666,292[7]
Cartagena 409,000 316,398
(229,733 + 55,170 + 31,495)
Cádiz 400,000 425,462
San Sebastián 393,000 404,921
A CoruñaOleirosArteixo 376,000 408,068
Valladolid 369,000 430,576[23] 395,984
Tarragona(–Reus) 325,000 423,360
Córdoba 314,000 779,870[24] 325,453
Pamplona 286,000 355,577[25] 328,511
Castellón de la Plana 259,000 386,906[7]
SantanderTorrelavega 249,000 290,785[26] 391,293[7]
AlziraXàtiva 241,000 348,582[7]
Vitoria-Gasteiz 226,000 252,384[27] 242,837
AlgecirasLa Línea 206,000 230,203
Huelva 193,000 215,530
Almería 192,000 218,236
Salamanca 192,000 205,489
Jerez de la Frontera 189,000 209,690
León 187,000 201,987
Albacete 185,000 173,457
JaénMartos 180,000 191,652
Burgos 176,000 192,692
Logroño 156,000 171,599[28] 186,985
FerrolNarón 155,000 156,111
Lleida 147,000 363,900[29] 176,543
GironaSalt 144,000 180,426
PontevedraMarín 142,000 149,255
Badajoz 141,000 663,896[30] 151,579
La OrotavaPuerto de la Cruz(–Los Realejos) 140,000 151,623
Santiago de Compostela 138,000 186,332[31] 151,690
Ourense 137,000 138,600
Benidorm(–La Vila Joiosa) 134,000 183,253
Gandia(–Oliva) 132,000 169,916
Blanes(–Pineda de MarLloret de Mar) 131,000 182,673
Manresa 122,000 145,215
Marbella 116,000 138,447
Torrelavega 116,000 129,509
VicManlleu 111,000 129,994
Guadalajara 104,000 144,687
Lugo 99,000 106,066
Palencia 99,000 103,511
Toledo 95,000 167,036[32] 119,368

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ IGEAT; IGSO, LATTS, TSAC (March 2007). ESPON project 1.4.3: Study on Urban Functions: Final Report. ESPON. ISBN 2-9600467-2-2. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  2. ^ "What is the Urban Audit?". Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  3. ^ a b "Welcome to the Urban Audit web site". Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  4. ^ Ruiz, Francisco. "AUDES - Áreas Urbanas de España" (in Spanish). 
  5. ^ Ruiz, Francisco. "Población de España - datos y mapas" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2012-01-23. 
  6. ^ Ruiz, Francisco (2008-12-30). "Población de las áreas urbanas y metropolitanas" (XLS) (in Spanish). Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Ruiz, Francisco (2008-12-30). "Conurbaciones" (XLS) (in Spanish). Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  8. ^ "Madrid". urbanaudit. 2008. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  9. ^ "Barcelona". urbanaudit. 2008. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  10. ^ "Valencia". urbanaudit. 2008. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  11. ^ "Sevilla". urbanaudit. 2008. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  12. ^ "Bilbao". urbanaudit. 2008. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  13. ^ "Málaga". urbanaudit. 2008. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  14. ^ "Gijón". urbanaudit. 2008. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  15. ^ "Oviedo". urbanaudit. 2008. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  16. ^ "Alicante/Alacant". urbanaudit. 2008. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  17. ^ "Las Palmas". urbanaudit. 2008. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  18. ^ "Zaragoza". urbanaudit. 2008. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  19. ^ "Murcia". urbanaudit. 2008. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  20. ^ "Santa Cruz de Tenerife". urbanaudit. 2008. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  21. ^ "Palma di Mallorca (sic)". urbanaudit. 2008. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  22. ^ "Vigo". urbanaudit. 2008. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  23. ^ "Valladolid". urbanaudit. 2008. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  24. ^ "Córdoba". urbanaudit. 2008. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  25. ^ "Pamplona/Iruña". urbanaudit. 2008. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  26. ^ "Santander". urbanaudit. 2008. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  27. ^ "Vitoria/Gasteiz". urbanaudit. 2008. Retrieved 2009-04-10. 
  28. ^ "Logroño". urbanaudit. 2008. Retrieved 2009-04-10. 
  29. ^ "Lleida". urbanaudit. 2008. Retrieved 2009-04-10. 
  30. ^ "Badajoz". urbanaudit. 2008. Retrieved 2009-04-10. 
  31. ^ "Santiago de Compostela". urbanaudit. 2008. Retrieved 2009-04-10. 
  32. ^ "Toledo". urbanaudit. 2008. Retrieved 2009-04-10.