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Pozuelo, the richest and Zahínosest municipality, the most humble

The municipalities of the periphery of northwestern Madrid, the most prosperous in Spain

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Pozuelo, the richest and Zahínosest municipality, the most humble

Zahínos, a small village of 2,803 inhabitants of province of Badajoz, is most humble municipality in Spain. Its neighbors claim that y earn an average of only 10,577 euros per year, according to data extracted from statements of income tax of year 2015, released this Tuesday by tax agency. This statistic analyses income statements of Spanish municipalities of more than 1,000 inhabitants. At less than 50 kilometres to round are vine (1,364 inhabitants) and Higuera de Vargas (2,011 inhabitants). These three peoples are among poorest seven. And average income of its inhabitants does not reach half of Spanish average, which amounts to about 25,582 euros.

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These three locations located in southwest of province of Badajoz live on cork, coal and cattle farms related to Iberian and or agricultural activities.

An exdirector of a local financial institution explains that in area business fabric is not abundant and few companies that have declared less than 50% of ir actual turnover. This financial requires that although Zahínos is town with less income declared, surely not poorest. An enterprising rancher in region recognizes that area is rife with irregular economy in agriculture sector, with large pockets of undeclared informal employment.

Something similar happens in Fuenlabrada de los Montes (2,928 inhabitants) and Puebla de Obando (2,927 neighbors), also localities located in province of Badajoz and listed among seven municipal terms with less gross income declared. Badajoz has five of seven most humble towns in Spain.

At opposite end figure Pozuelo de Alarcón. It is most prosperous municipality. Its neighbors declare to win of half 69,136 euros per year, almost seven times more than residents of Zahínos. Pozuelo is most recognizable face of a strip, located in north-west of city of Madrid, where wealthiest cities of country are located. On one side and or of road from a Coruña (A-6) are Boadilla, Majadahonda, Las Rozas, Alcobendas and Torrelodones, cities of Madrid among 10 municipalities with average gross income of Spain. The citizens of se localities declared in 2015 tax agency that y entered that year around 50,000 euros per year. In this area re are many of great executives of big companies with headquarters in capital, successful entrepreneurs and a large bouquet of celebrities in colonies of luxury chalets scattered around environment.

Sant Fruitós de Bages, a small Barcelona city of 8,387 inhabitants, is second most prosperous municipality in Spain, with an average gross income of 67,806 euros.

Experts warn that tax agency income statements are unreliable to measure exactly degree of wealth because y contain traces of fraud. As re is fraud in small towns not declaring informal work to reconcile m with agrarian subsidy, re are also tax traps among some entrepreneurs who live in periphery of Madrid, who do not declare everything y enter or what They hide in interposed societies.


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