The Spanish Ministry of the Environment has announced that since the beginning of this year around 29,000 hectares of forest have been destroyed by fire, about 23% more than the same period of last year. Please be careful with cigarettes or barbeques around Los Arqueros or anywhere else in Spain, especially during these particularly hot days we are enjoying lately.
According to data published by Eurostat, the EU's statistics office, Spain has 5.7 million residents of foreign nationality. Half of these are from countries outside the European Union. British citizens made up almost 7% of Spainís foreign population in 2010.
Germany took first position with 7.1 million.