Throughout the year, bars, restaurants, registrations, shops and the beach testify that Empuriabrava has become an increasingly popular tourist resort for the French.
But even if they frequently and regularly take advantage of their second home, these thousands of people obviously do not appear in the last census of the municipality of Castello d'Empuries.
So on December 31, 2022, the village of Castello d'Empuries, plus the two subdivisions of Mas Nou and Castello Nou, plus Empuriabrava total 12,245 inhabitants. A growing number.
More than half, exactly 6,495, are of Spanish nationality. The rest come from 85 countries. With, at the head of the Europeans, 435 French, who dethroned the Germans, many more in the 70s and 80s.
Note that, fleeing the war, 306 Ukrainians came to settle last year, increasing their number total to 407.