Palma is offering a welcome guide for all the new registered residents from July

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Each year, approximately 30,000 new residents register with the town hall in Palma. In the past six years, 44% are foreigners, 27% are from elsewhere in the Balearics and 26% are from different parts of Spain.

These figures were given at the presentation of an information guide for people who are new to the city, reports Majorca Daily Bulletin.

Mayor of Palma José Hila highlighted: “Palma is a modern and cosmopolitan city, where people from all over the world live and which continues to grow. In overall population terms, there was a 1.5% increase with regards to 2020, a year when there was less movement. Because of this, we want to offer a welcome guide that will be useful in knowing about the town hall and public services that are available”.

Citizen participation councillor, Alberto Jarabo, said: “The guide will facilitate greater integration of people who move to the city. It is in English because of the high percentage of foreigners, be they from Europe or other continents, who, in many cases, will not know the official languages of the Balearics”.

The guide will include information about town hall resources to help the public, citizen service points, sports facilities, libraries, the citizen’s card, neighbourhood centres, paperwork, job offers through the PalmaActiva agency, health centres and cultural sites. It comes in Spanish, Catalan and English and is available in paper form or digitally and it will be given to all those who register with the town hall, starting from July 1.

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