Torrevieja is a coastal city in the south of the province of Alicante in the Valencian Community. It belongs to the Vega Baja region and is located in an enclave of high landscape and ecological value, next to the lagoons of La Mata and Torrevieja. The population data from the National Statistics Institute as of January 1, 2022 are reflected in the following table:
Currently, as of August 2023, according to data from the Municipal Register of the City Council, it has 96,905 inhabitants of 122 different nationalities, with citizens of Ukraine being the residents with the greatest presence in the municipal census for the second consecutive year with 6,939 registered ahead of Russia. (5,540) and the United Kingdom (4,910). Citizens of Spanish origin represent 51.9%.
Its 14 km of coastline, an average annual temperature of 18º and little rainfall throughout the year, in addition to the uniqueness that 52% of the municipality is a Natural Park, make it an important tourist destination on the shores of the Mediterranean. Its hotel offer is scarce, being the municipality in Spain with the most secondary homes, with second residence tourism and apartment rentals predominating.
Economic activity focuses primarily on residential tourism and services. In the past, fishing and the salt industry were the driving force of the local economy. In recent decades, construction and real estate development were the main factors of economic growth.