If you've been around here long you'll know I have a small obsession with stats, especiau those related to Spain/EU. Currently within the EU Spain stands at number four in relation to total population.
The following info comes from https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/en/web/products-eurostat-news/w/edn-20230711-1?utm_campaign=later-linkinbio-eu_eurostat&utm_content=later-36413092&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkin.bio
After a decline in population in 2020 and 2021 due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the EU’s population increased in 2022, from 446.7 million on 1 January 2022 to 448.4 persons on 1 January 2023. The negative natural change (more deaths than births) was outnumbered by the positive net migration. The observed population growth can be largely attributed to the increased migratory movements post-COVID-19 and to the mass influx of displaced persons from Ukraine who received temporary protection status in EU countries, as a consequence of the Russian invasion in February 2022.
The population of individual EU countries on 1 January 2023 ranged from 0.5 million in Malta to 84.4 million in Germany. Germany, France and Italy together comprised almost half (47%) of the total EU population on 1 January 2023.