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Cantabria – ES13

EU regions: Spain > Noroeste > Cantabria

map of Cantabria ES13
Life long learning
life long learning participation202318.4
Part time jobs and flexible employment
percentage of part time workers202312.16
percentage of part time workers, men20235
percentage of part time workers, women202320.33
Gender differences
gender gap in employment rate202387.57
gender gap in unemployment rate2023153.85
Graduates and young people
unemployment rate of youth with elementary education202231.3
Gross domestic product
GDP per capita in PPS of EU average202280
employment rate202366.4
Social exclusion
people at risk of poverty or social exclusion202023.7

More on wikipedia wikidata Q3946 Cantabria slovensky: ES13

Subregions: Provincia de Cantabria

demographic pyramid ES13 Cantabria based on economic activity – employed, unemploye, inactive


unemployment rate20238.2
youth unemployment rate202319.9
Long term unemployment
long term unemployment20232.6
share of long term unemployed202331.9


demographic pyramid ES13 1996 Cantabria, population pyramid of Cantabria
number of inhabitants2023588 387
population density2022111.3
old-age dependency ratio202336.5
demographic pyramid ES13 Cantabria

Employment by sectors, Cantabria

NACE r2%NACE r2%
A5.62 %B-E40.616 %
F21.28 %G-I69.727 %
J7.63 %K4.22 %
L2.31 %M_N21.38 %
O-Q64.125 %R-U18.37 %
TOTAL254.9100 %

Data for the period year 2023. Source of the data is Eurostat, table [lfst_r_lfe2en2].

Employment by sectors, Cantabria, 2023

From Wikipedia: Cantabria (, also UK: , pronounced [kanˈtaβɾja] in Spanish and Cantabrian alike) is an autonomous community and province in northern Spain with Santander as its capital city. It is called a comunidad histórica, a historic community, in its current Statute of Autonomy. It is bordered on the east by the Basque autonomous community (province of Biscay), on the south by Castile and León (provinces of León, Palencia and Burgos), on the west by the Principality of Asturias, and on the north by the Cantabrian Sea (Bay of Biscay).

Cantabria belongs to Green Spain, the name given to the strip of land between the Bay of Biscay and the Cantabrian Mountains, so called because of its particularly lush vegetation, due to the wet and temperate oceanic climate. The climate is strongly influenced by Atlantic Ocean winds trapped by the mountains; the average annual precipitation is about 1,200 mm (47 inches).

Cantabria has archaeological sites from the Upper Paleolithic period, although the first signs of human occupation date from the Lower Paleolithic. The most significant site for cave paintings is that in the cave of Altamira, dating from about 37,000 BC and declared, along with nine other Cantabrian caves, as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Historically, the territory sits in the Ancient Period Cantabria, but from the Late Middle Ages to the early 19th century, the name Cantabria usually refers to the territory of the Basques, especially the lordship of Biscay.

The modern Province of Cantabria was constituted on 28 July 1778 at Puente San Miguel, Reocín. The yearly Day of the Institutions holiday on 28 July celebrates this. The Organic Law of the Autonomy Statute of Cantabria, approved on 30 December 1981, gave the region its own institutions of self-government.

Etymology and usage

Numerous authors, including Isidore of Seville, Julio Caro Baroja, Aureliano Fernández Guerra and Adolf Schulten, have explored the etymology of the name Cantabria, yet its origins remain uncertain.

Other: Noroeste, Asturias, Cantabria, Galicia

Neighbours: Castile and León, Basque Autonomous Community, Asturias

Subregions: Provincia de Cantabria

Suggested citation: Michal Páleník: Europe and its regions in numbers - Cantabria – ES13, IZ Bratislava, retrieved from: https://www.iz.sk/​PES13, ISBN: 978-80-970204-9-1, DOI:10.5281/zenodo.10200164