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Statistics on Acquisition of Spanish Citizenship of Residents. Year 2022

A total of 181,581 foreign residents acquired Spanish nationality in 2022, 26.1% more than the year before. The most frequent citizenship from place of origin were Morocco (55,463), Colombia (11,125) and Ecuador (10,845).

Acquisition of Spanish Nationality - Year 2022
Indicator Note Value Variation (%)
Total 181,581 26.09
Men 85,419 24.01
Women 96,162 27.99
Persons born in Spain 55,079 60.46
Persons born abroad 126,502 15.33
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Year 2022 Published: 22/06/2023
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The Statistics on Acquisition of Spanish Citizenship of Residents provides the number of persons who usually reside in Spain and who obtain Spanish nationality during the reference year, having previously held the nationality of another country or statelessness. This operation is based on the statistical treatment of registration of national records in the Civil Register, and completes the set of demographic information that ensures total consistency between population numbers and demographic events (births, deaths, migration and nationalization) and allows the correct classification of information in terms of the country of nationality.