Article: Romanian Migration to Spain: Explaining a.. | migrationpolicy.org

The largest origin countries for immigrants in Spain are mostly regional neighbors, states with historical ties, or Latin American nations where the Spanish language dominates. But the second largest national-origin group, with just over 550,000 individuals as of 2021, are Romanians. In fact, Romanians have represented one of the top three foreign-born populations in Spain since 2005, and as of 2020 Spain has hosted the third largest population of Romanian emigrants globally, trailing only Italy and Germany. Yet Spain’s Romanian immigrant population is relatively new and ballooned from only around 2,000 people as of 1990. Source: Article: Romanian Migration to Spain: Explaining a.. | migrationpolicy.org