Arabs in Spain

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Arabs in Spain
Los árabes en España
Total population
702,000[citation needed] lower estimate and higher estimate 1,600,000 - 1,800,000[1][2][3][4]
Regions with significant populations
Andalusia, the Community of Madrid, Catalonia, the Valencian Community, Extremadura
Languages
Arabic, Spanish
Religion
Islam and Christianity
Related ethnic groups
Arab people, Arab diaspora, Arab American, Arab Argentine, Arab Brazilian, Arab Canadians, Arab Mexican

There have been Arabs in Spain (Spanish: Árabes en España) since the early 8th century when the Umayyad conquest of Hispania created the state of Al-Andalus. In modern times there are expatriates from a range of Arab countries, particularly Morocco, Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, Algeria, Lebanon, Syria, the Palestinian Territories, and Iraq; and also small groups from Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Jordan and Sudan. As a result of the Arab Spring (Libyan Civil War and Syrian Civil War), many have the status of refugees or illegal immigrants, trying to immigrate especially to France, Germany and Sweden. The Arab population in Spain is estimated to be between 702,000[citation needed] (lower estimate) and 1,600,000 - 1,800,000[5][6][7][8] (higher estimate).

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  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-06-09. Retrieved 2015-06-08.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ http://blogs.elpais.com/miradas-arabes/2014/02/poblacion-cuantos-musulmanes-espana-3-por-ciento-2014.html
  3. ^ http://www.europapress.es/sociedad/noticia-musulmanes-espana-superan-18-millones-20150330182141.html
  4. ^ http://www.alertadigital.com/2012/10/09/la-cifra-de-musulmanes-en-espana-casi-alcanza-los-16-millones-de-los-que-casi-un-tercio-viven-en-cataluna/
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-06-09. Retrieved 2015-06-08.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ http://blogs.elpais.com/miradas-arabes/2014/02/poblacion-cuantos-musulmanes-espana-3-por-ciento-2014.html
  7. ^ http://www.europapress.es/sociedad/noticia-musulmanes-espana-superan-18-millones-20150330182141.html
  8. ^ http://www.alertadigital.com/2012/10/09/la-cifra-de-musulmanes-en-espana-casi-alcanza-los-16-millones-de-los-que-casi-un-tercio-viven-en-cataluna/