Arabs in Spain

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Arabs in Spain
Los árabes en España
Total population
(702,000[1][2] lower estimate and higher estimate 1,600,000 - 1,800,000[3][4][5][6])
Regions with significant populations
Andalusia, Community of Madrid, Catalonia, Valencian Community, Extremadura
Arabic, Spanish
Islam and Christianity
Related ethnic groups
Arab people, Arab diaspora, Arab American, Arab Argentine, Arab Brazilian, Arab Canadians, Arab Mexican

There have been Arabs in Spain (Spanish: Los árabes en España) since the early 8th century when the Umayyad conquest of Hispania created the state of Al-Andalus. In modern times there are expatriates from a range of Arab countries, particularly Morocco, Algeria, Lebanon, Syria, the Palestinian Territories, and Iraq; and also small groups from Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Jordan and Sudan. As a result of the Arab Spring (Libyan Civil War and Syrian Civil War), many have the status of refugees or illegal immigrants, trying to immigrate especially to France, Germany and Sweden. The Arab population in Spain is estimated to be between 702,000[7][8] (lower estimate) and 1,600,000 - 1,800,000[9][10][11][12] (higher estimate).

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