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Statistics on Acquisition of Spanish Citizenship of Residents. Year 2021

A total of 144,012 foreign residents acquired Spanish nationality in 2021, 14.1% more than the year before. The most frequent citizenship from place of origin were Morocco (42,000), Colombia (8,328) and Ecuador (8,325).

Acquisition of Spanish Nationality - Year 2021
Indicator Note Value Variation (%)
Total 144,012 14.05
Men 68,879 16.53
Women 75,133 11.87
Persons born in Spain 34,326 29.82
Persons born abroad 109,686 9.88
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Year 2021 Published: 03/06/2022
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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.