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LA PALMA
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Population

Approximately 1.5 million people live on all the Canary Islands together. La Palma has around 81,000 inhabitants (2017), who are distributed fairly evenly across the island. However, the dry, warm south of the island is the least populated. Due to the large birth surplus, the population of La Palma doubled in the 20th century.

The capital Santa Cruz de la Palma in the east is the largest town on La Palma with around 16,000 inhabitants, closely followed by Los Llanos de Aridane in the west. There are around 110 inhabitants per square kilometre on La Palma.

Many Palmeros left the island during the Spanish Civil War for political reasons or before and after for economic reasons. Most went to Venezuela or to Cuba, but many returned later when tourism boosted the economy.

Sources

Canarische eilanden
Van Reemst

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Gottmer

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ANWB

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Kosmos-Z&K

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Kosmos-Z&K

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Sunflower Books

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Van Reemst

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Elmar

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Last updated December 2022
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