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The Spanish population resident abroad increases 2.9% in 2019. United Kingdom, France and the United States of America are the countries that register the highest increase of population with Spanish nationality. In 2019, over two out of three new registrations corresponded to persons born outside Spain.
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The Register of Spaniards Resident Abroad Statistic is obtained from the statistical exploitation of the central file of the Register of Spaniards residing abroad (PERE), which contains the inscriptions of people who enjoy Spanish nationality and they usually live outside of Spain, whether or not this is their only nationality. The PERE is formed with the existing data in the Registration of Registration of each Career Consular Office or Consular Section of the Diplomatic Missions.
This statistic allows obtaining the distribution of registered people and new registrations, at a reference date, according to country of residence, province and municipality of registration for electoral purposes, sex, date and place of birth.