Spanish Immigration by Country

Name the countries that are the sources of the greatest number of foreign-born people living in Spain.
As of 2020. Source.
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Last updated: February 16, 2022
First submittedFebruary 7, 2013
Times taken25,971
Average score75.0%
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Population
Country
865,945
Morocco
667,378
Romania
273,050
Colombia
262,885
United Kingdom
252,008
Italy
232,807
China
189,110
Venezuela
Population
Country
130,919
Ecuador
122,375
Bulgaria
121,963
Honduras
115,186
Ukraine
111,937
Germany
108,275
France
106,712
Peru
Population
Country
98,655
Brazil
97,705
Pakistan
97,628
Portugal
92,630
Bolivia
89,029
Argentina
87,045
Paraguay
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Level 65
Jun 29, 2016
Nice quiz, I got 16/20
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Level 63
Jul 9, 2018
Ooo I gotta get to quizzes early more often. Love getting 5/5 even when I miss one.
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Level 74
Jul 9, 2018
When Mexico wasn't there, I almost skipped the rest of Latin America. Good thing I didn't.
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Level 81
Jul 23, 2018
Ditto.
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Level 85
Jul 9, 2018
If the results were a bit more recent, I'd bet that Venezuela would be on there now
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Level 53
Jul 10, 2018
Why does the first country have so many immigrants to Spain?
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Level 69
Jul 10, 2018
As EU citizens, they can enter without visa restrictions, and theirs is a Romance language, so Spanish would be easy for them to learn.
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Level 83
Jul 10, 2018
this and Romania's economy is in the toilet, wages are very low, Spain might not have a strong economy but it's a step up from where they're coming from.
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Level 58
Jul 10, 2018
I think many germans, britons, etc. living in Spain might be old people, enjoying their retirement there.
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Level 71
Jul 14, 2018
Romani too maybe?
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Level 80
Jul 15, 2018
but not born there ...
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Level 81
Jul 23, 2018
They're from India... a thousand years ago. Don't think this is based on where people's ancestors were a millennium ago.
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Level 19
Mar 1, 2022
Because since the stretch between the tip of Andalusia and Morocco is so small in perspective, many empoverished people attempt to cross the border on boats. There is a whole system of human trafficking where people will travel to Morocco and pay to be smuggled into the country in hope for a better living.
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Level 87
Jul 10, 2018
Kind of surprised the Philippines aren't on the list, considering their history, eagerness to leave the country and a decent population Spanish speakers there. Although there are plenty of people in South American that speak it as a first language and willing to work for minimal wages.
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Level 80
Jul 15, 2018
They have Spanish names but speak much better English than Spanish.
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Level 72
Jul 15, 2018
Surprised that Mexico isn't on this list. Why is that?
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Level 70
Jul 18, 2018
I think it's because less than 56,282 of them have moved there! ;-)
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Level 83
Sep 6, 2018
easier just to go to the USA maybe
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Level 43
Sep 6, 2018
I think that's definitely why Mexico isn't on there. So many Mexicans already have family or friends in the US so why fly and try to get into Spain when your so close. I wouldn't be surprised if there were more Mexicans in Canada then in Spain.
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Level 69
Sep 24, 2021
Im in Canada, and the amount of Mexicans I have been noticing recently is crazy. You used to hear Spanish being spoken in public maybe once every couple of weeks, but nowadays you hear it pretty much everyday
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Level 38
Sep 6, 2018
Woops, forgot about Peru's existence, got the rest though.
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Level 72
Sep 6, 2018
Got 19/20 by guessing Arab countries in the south, all of Latin America and some random European Countries. Given that logical train of thoight, China didn't even cross my mind.
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Level 30
Feb 27, 2022
there is literally only one arab country
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Level 67
Sep 6, 2018
Got all but China.
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Level 72
Sep 6, 2018
Dangit, went through all of South America and still somehow forgot Ecuador AND Peru.
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Level 55
Sep 6, 2018
I once had my necklace stolen by Romanian immigrants when I was in Spain. I should've thought of that....
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Level 70
Sep 6, 2018
Very surprised that Romania is the top country for immigration to Spain. Also surprised that Mexico was not on this list.
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Level 46
Sep 18, 2018
Got 19/20 ! Just forgot Bolivia. It's always among the ones I forget when going through south american countries...
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Level 34
May 1, 2019
I forgot if Dominican Republic exist...
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Level 83
Jul 23, 2019
it does
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Level 55
Feb 28, 2022
Thanks for clearing things up.
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Level 72
May 25, 2020
Yeah, but only half of a Caribbean island contributing so much to Spain's immigration total?
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Level 83
Feb 27, 2022
one pretty large and very densely populated island. Dominican Republic has a bigger population than Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, El Salvador, Belize, Guyana, Suriname, Uruguay, or Paraguay. It's almost equal with Bolivia and Cuba.
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Level 76
Mar 1, 2021
I tried EVERY single country in South America except for BRAZIL!!
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Level 69
Apr 9, 2021
This quiz needs and update. There is 2020 data available.
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Level 68
Dec 8, 2021
Didn't get Brazil as it's the first country I thought of and I went "Nah, it's big but they speak Portuguese, don't fall for that trap". Somehow the next one I entered was in fact Portugal. Human reasoning is weird.
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Level 69
Feb 16, 2022
Chinese and Pakistanis are almost everywhere.
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Level 62
Feb 25, 2022
Indians as well, but not in Spain. Interesting! 🤔
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Level 83
Feb 27, 2022
There are very few Pakistanis at the South Pole.
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Level 65
Feb 22, 2022
Kind of surprised about Brazil being on here
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Level 71
Feb 27, 2022
Many people outside the US speak more than 1 language...
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Level 59
Feb 27, 2022
Didn't expect to see my country Pakistan on here
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Level 61
Feb 27, 2022
19/20 - I can’t believe I forgot France...