The Empty Spain

I don’t know if people are aware of this but outside of the few large cities, much of Spain has been abandoned. The country has very low birthrates, and as a result, there is an extraordinary number of either completely or mostly dead villages and towns. My drive has lasted a little over an hour so far and already I’ve seen more abandoned buildings than in the 10 years previously.

This is a huge problem in Spain that’s constantly discussed to no avail. It’s pretty weird because Spain has a ready-made source of new population with the same language and culture in Latin America. It’s been argued forever that Latin Americans should be allowed to immigrate to the madre patria easily. Why this isn’t being done in view of the pretty scary depopulation is unknown.


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