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Benalmádena fast approaching ‘large population’ status


The number of inhabitants in the town of Benalmadena on Spain’s Costa del Sol is fast approaching ‘large population’ status

Due to their failure to register on the padrón, about 7,500 foreign residents were still not included in the most recent National Institute of Statistics (INE) census numbers.

The most recent study’s findings confirmed the town’s second-highest growth rate over the previous ten years and reflect the state of the census (padrón) of Spanish municipalities. The municipality’s population increased from 70,204 in 2021 to 73,160 in 2022.

Recently, the population has been increasing at a more moderate rate of roughly 1,000 people per year. Prior to this, there had been a significant growth in population, from 65,965 to 69,002 people between 2012 and 2013.

The census rise, according to the town’s mayor, Victor Navas, “represents the biggest population growth in Benalmádena in recent decades and puts us on the cusp of meeting the objective of 75,000, which would allow us to become a Large Population Municipality.”

According to Sergio Torralvo, a councilor for general administration, the town hall is also working on a project that might help to produce a more accurate population estimate.

Because they had not registered or reregistered for the census, the councillor stated that 7,500 foreign residents were not included in the INE’s statistics. He claimed that two municipal representatives had been going to the homes of foreign residents who hadn’t updated their registration to remind them of their obligation to.

About Benalmadena

Benalmádena is a town located on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga, in Andalucia, Spain. It is known for its beautiful beaches, marinas, and its vibrant nightlife. The town is also home to the Selwo Marina dolphinarium, the Tivoli World amusement park (temporarily closed), and the Castillo de Colomares, a castle-like monument built in honor of Christopher Columbus. There are also several golf courses in the area, as well as the Benalmádena Cable Car, which offers panoramic views of the town and the Mediterranean Sea. Benalmádena is a popular tourist destination and is easily accessible from Málaga Airport.

Why British expats move to Benalmadena

There are a few reasons why British expats might choose to move to Benalmádena. One reason is the warm climate and the town’s location on the Costa del Sol, which is known for its sunny weather and beautiful beaches. Additionally, the cost of living in Benalmádena is generally lower than in the UK, which can make it an attractive place to retire or to live on a budget. The town also has a large expat community, which can make it easier for British residents to feel at home and to find others with similar interests. Finally, Benalmádena is well-connected to the rest of Europe, with good transportation links and a nearby airport, which can be convenient for travelers.

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Three Kings parades in Benalmadena and the Costa del Sol

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