AN influx of immigrants has helped Spain’s population grow for the second year in a row. 

The number of people in Spain increased by 132,263 to 46.66 million on January 1 of this year.

Meanwhile, the net number of migrants arriving increased by 146,604.

It comes after almost half a million people arrived last year, the largest migrant influx in 10 years.

The figures come as Europe grapples with a rising influx of migrants, mostly from north Africa and war-torn countries such as Syria.

Sixteen EU leaders met for emergency talks in Brussels on Sunday to find a ‘European solution’ to the issue.



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