IN the last decade Malaga province has received the highest numbers of immigrants in Spain.
More than half new inhabitants of the province came from abroad, the National Statistics Institute (INE) said.
British, Moroccans, Romanians and Germans are, in that order, the largest foreign communities.
And in many towns foreigners make up a big share of the population. Benahavis, for example, has the largest proportion of foreigners in Andalucia with 55.4 per cent. Other examples are Manilva (40 per cent), Mijas (35.4), Torrox (33.9) and Fuengirola (32.8).
Statistics show that the fastest growing towns are to be found in coastal areas, as opposite to inland Malaga.