Britain is the third most populated country in Europe with about 63.8 million people living within its borders. However, it is not even in the top ten when it comes to land area in Europe.

Spain on the other hand has a huge land area of nearly 500,000 square kilometres as compared with Britain’s 244, 820 square kilometres. A lower population with a huge land area makes Spain an especially attractive destination for many British citizens. In fact, the number of migrants from Britain to Spain keeps on increasing by the day. In 2014, over 300,000 British Expats living in Spain making Spain one of the largest hosts of a British population outside the UK. Other estimates by the BBC put this figure at 761,000 British citizens in the country.

Brits living in areas of Spain seem to favour three main areas i.e. the Valencian Community, Andalusia, and the Canary Islands.


Valencian Community

The Valencian Community offers a lot to Britons who migrate there. For example, it has a mild climate influenced by the Mediterranean Sea. It also has a huge urban population making it easy for Britons to meet people from all over Spain and Europe. It is also good as a strategic business location as 12% of the exports in Spain come from this community. From here, Britons can set up export businesses in ceramic tiles, cars, marble products, and agricultural goods. Currently, the Valencian Community plays hosts to about 82, 214 Britons.