Population of Almeria falls

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The population in Almeria Province fell slightly between 2014 and 2015, new statistics from the INE (National Institute of Statistics) have revealed.

Data released this week showed that there were 701,211 registered residents in the province on January 1, 2015, 477 fewer than the same day in 2014.

While slight increases in numbers were registered in Huercal de Almeria, Huercal-Overa, Pulpi, Vera and Viator, other areas including Berja, Carboneras, Cuevas, Garrucha, Macael, Mojacar, La Mojonera, Olula del Rio and Velez Rubio saw their numbers fall.

Nijar registered 500 fewer residents at 28,000 while Vicar rose by 200 to 24,751, with the highest growth in the whole province being reported in El Ejido, where population increased by 1,800 between 2014 and 2015.

Almeria City has registered constant rises over the past decades and between 2014 and 2015 added an extra 1,000 to its number of residents.

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