Instituto Nacional de Estadística

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Statistics on Acquisition of Spanish Citizenship of Residents. Year 2020

A total of 126,164 foreign residents acquired Spanish nationality in 2020, 27.5% more than the year before. The most frequent citizenship from place of origin were Morocco (28,258), Colombia (9,010) and Ecuador (8,328).

Acquisition of Spanish Nationality - Provisionales 2020
Indicator Note Value Variation (%)
Total 126,164 27.50
Men 59,059 26.74
Women 67,105 28.18
Persons born in Spain 26,407 20.71
Persons born abroad 99,757 29.43
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Provisionales 2020 Published: 04/06/2021
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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.