Plaza Mayor square in Madrid

Concentration in the cities

Although Spain's economic structure is still significantly rural, its population is concentrated mainly in large cities.

The Spanish population is estimated at just under 47 million. The ten cities with the largest populations are:

City No. of inhabitants
Madrid 3,165,235
Barcelona 1,602,386
Valencia 786,424
Seville 696,676
Zaragoza 666,058
Malaga 566,913
Murcia 439,712
Palma 399,093
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 382,283
Bilbao 346,574