List of metropolitan areas in Spain by population. I was surprised to see Oviedo–Gijón–Avilés as high as it is.Leer
Articles in ‘Spanish history’March 12th, 2010
The census of Floridablanca is considered the first Spanish census of population usinf modern statistics techniques. The total population counted was 10,268,110 with an average density of 22.7 hab/km2. It was produced under the reign of Charles III, between 1785 and 1787. Note, the relatively low density of Madrid and surprisingly, Pontevedra with the highest density.
|Tenientes de cura||5.771||Escribanos||9.611||Empleados a sueldos del Rey||36.465|
|Sacristanes||10.873||Estudiantes||50.994||Con fuero militar||77.884|
|Acólitos||5.503||Labradores||907.197||Dependientes de Inquisición||2.705|
|Ordenados a título de patrimonio||13.244||Jornaleros||964.571||Síndicos de Ordenes religiosas||4.127|
|Ordenados a menores||10.774||Comerciantes||34.339||Dependientes de Cruzada||1.844|
The Independent has this interesting piece on shipwrecks around the Spanish coast
Spain’s seabed is home to the wrecks of hundreds of ships laden with treasures plundered during the country’s imperial zenith. Now the battle is on to reclaim them.
Maritime historical experts say that, scattered around the Spanish coastline, lies more gold and silver than in the vaults of the Bank of Spain. There are said to be the 700 shipwrecks, from Roman barges, to Spanish Golden Age galleons and British aircraft carriers. Read
See also Shipwreck in Galicia