Romanians in Spain

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Romanians in Spain form the largest group of foreigners in the country, having surpassed Moroccans in 2007.[1] As of 2009, they made up 14.2% of Spain's total foreign population of 5,598,691 people.[2] Most of the immigration is for economic reasons, as many Romanians from rural and underdeveloped areas are attracted by the higher wages of Spain, the linguistic similarities between Romanian and Spanish, as well as Romanians' Latin identity are also a reason for the country's attractiveness.[citation needed]

After reaching nearly 900.000 people in the first decade of the 21st century, the Romanian population has been steadily decreasing as a result of emigration from Spain since 2012, reaching 769,608 people in 2013 [1][2].

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Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1998 2,258 —    
1999 3,147 +39.4%
2000 6,410 +103.7%
2001 31,641 +393.6%
2002 67,279 +112.6%
2003 137,347 +104.1%
2004 207,960 +51.4%
2005 317,366 +52.6%
2006 407,159 +28.3%
2007 527,019 +29.4%
2008 728,967 +38.3%
2009 796,576 +9.3%
2010 829,715 +4.2%
2011 864,278 +4.2%
2012 798,970 −7.6%
2013 769,608 −3.7%

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