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Turks in Spain
Total population
3,133 (2009)[1]
Regions with significant populations
Barcelona  · Madrid  · Balearic Islands

Spanish, Turkish



The Turkish people in Spain are citizens of Spain with Turkish ancestry, and is one of the least popular countries which the Turks have immigrated to in Europe.


Demographic history

The majority of Turks are recent immigrants and mainly live in Catalonia (especially in Barcelona) followed by the Community of Madrid and the Valencian Community (especially in Alicante). Smaller communities have also been formed in Andalusia and the Balearic Islands. [1][2]

Year Turkish nationality Spanish nationality Total
2000 618 253 872
2001 839 262 1,101
2002 1,007 276 1,283
2003 1,213 300 1,513
2004 1,268 332 1,600
2005 1,636 351 1,987
2006 1,861 373 2,234
2007 1,991 395 2,386
2008 2,353 434 2,787
2009 N/A N/A N/A
(Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística)[3]

Organisations and associations

Notable Turks in Spain

See also




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