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January 25, 2024
This is the Costa del Sol town that is home to people of 153 different nationalities

Marbella: A Melting Pot of Nationalities in Andalucía

Marbella, a city in Andalucía, boasts the highest diversity of nationalities among its population compared to any other town or city in the region, according to recent statistics. With 153 different nationalities, Marbella also ranks as the third most diverse city in Spain, following Madrid with 180 and Barcelona with 177.

Marbella: A Global Representation

The United Nations recognises 195 countries worldwide. Remarkably, Marbella is home to residents from 153 of these countries, signifying that 78.4% of the world’s nationalities are represented in this Costa del Sol town.

Marbella’s Population Growth

As per the census data updated on 1 January 2024, Marbella’s population stands at 165,871, an increase of 9,576 new residents.

Origins of Marbella’s Inhabitants

The majority of Marbella’s residents are Spanish, with a count of 112,013 citizens. Other significant populations include 5,486 from the United Kingdom, 5,177 from Morocco, 4,516 from Ukraine, 3,712 from Colombia, and 3,319 from Russia.

Marbella’s Demographic Movement

San Pedro mayor Javier García highlighted the demographic shift in Marbella, evidenced by the establishment of four citizen service offices in Marbella, San Pedro Alcántara, Nueva Andalucía, and Las Chapas. He also noted that nearly 30% of Marbella’s residents are foreigners.

Unique Origins of Marbella’s Residents

Among the more unusual places of origin of Marbella’s residents are smaller states like Liechtenstein, micro-states like San Marino, Caribbean islands such as Trinidad and Tobago and Saint Lucia, lesser-known countries like Tajikistan or Burundi, and even the remote Vanuatu.

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