Out of proportion

Out of proportion
ALHABIA: Small but town hall owes €2,698 for each resident Photo credit: Almeriapedia

AT the end of 2020, Almeria province’s 103 town and city halls owed €359.7 million to the banks.

Figures from Hacienda, Spain’s Finance Ministry, reveal that El Ejido is Almeria’s most indebted municipality and owes €150 million which works out at €1,800 for every one of its 84,710 inhabitants.

But the town hall at Alhabia which owes €1.8 million is worse off, owing €2,698 for each resident.


Macael’s €14 million debt translates into €2,460 per head, while Turre’s €8.9 million works out at a daunting €2,355 for every man, woman and child living there.

Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.


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