2012: We have updated the lists with the new population data published by
the National Statistics Institute at the end of December, in addition to incorporating the
municipalities with more than 5,000 inhabitants into the lists of 'yes' and
Our objective: an
in every municipality of more than 5,000 persons by the year 2012.
Investigating the needs of the work in Spain has always been an important
field of work for Decision. Only with up-to-date information is it
possible to be aware of need and awaken the missionary vision.
Decision keeps up-to-date a database of the municipalities without an
evangelical testimony in Spain and advises the churches and the missions
about pioneer work, challenging believers to have a passionate commitment
for the extension of the Kingdom of God.
Latest Statistics (February 22, 2012)
Municipalities of more than 5.000 inhabitants
that do have testimony
that do not have testimony
For our statistics, we say that there is a testimony when there is a minimum
of three adult persons meeting in regular "worship
and with a plan and evangelistic action to reach the area.
1. If it is a municipality where a mission or another church has plans to
start a work and is already making visits and regular evangelistic efforts,
we say that there is a testimony (for
example, Alpedrete in Madrid).
2. If it is a municipality without its own testimony but borders another municipality which has an established church
within five kilometers of the boundary between them, we say that there
is a testimony, with a pound/hash sign (#) (for example, Benetússer in
Valencia). There are currently 230 municipalities labeled in this way.
3. If it is a municipality where there is only a gypsy church/work, we say
that there is not a testimony, with an asterisk (*) (for
example, Alfaro in La Rioja). It's because although we greatly admire the fantastic evangelistic
work among our gypsy brothers, in the sense of our calling and objective to
reach the "payos" (non-gypsy Spaniards), we do it this way,
because it is still a municipality in need of a work directed at non-gypsies.
To see the statistics
and the lists of municipalities without testimony, click on the map.
There is one page for each of the 17 autonomous communities, plus a page for
the autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla; once you have entered into an
autonomous community, you will be able to move from province to province. In
addition, there is a page with summary tables
of the data and statistics for all of the autonomous communities/cities and
The population statistics have been updated in reference to January 1,
2011 (data released by the National Institute
of Statistics at the end of December 2011).
The categories, i.e., the municipalities with and without testimony,
are updated continually. Therefore, if you encounter an error in these pages, please inform us at
(see graphic for all of the provinces)