Every year, there is a sad crisis or a fiery recovery, Pozuelo de Alarcón (Madrid) is the richest municipality in Spain. Its neighbors are the ones that declare more income (72,933 euros on average) in their income tax returns, according to the data published on Tuesday by the Tax Agency for the year 2016, the last fiscal year closed because the tax authorities are still making returns on the tax returns. Last year submitted until June. According to the same statistics, Zahínos, a small town of 2,803 inhabitants of the province of Badajoz, is the most humble municipality in Spain. By autonomous communities, Madrid accumulates five of the 10 richest municipalities. The five poorest of Spain are all in Extremadura.
The economic situation of Pozuelo has little to do with municipal management, is closely related to its strategic location, near Madrid, and the proliferation of urbanizations of single-family buildings in a setting of large gardens and surrounded by nature, at the foot of the park regional. Pozuelo is a municipality of about 85,600 inhabitants located northwest of Madrid and built around luxury developments, such as La Finca, known because several celebrities and athletes have their exclusive villas there.
Pozuelo is the most recognizable face of a strip located between the A-6 and the A-1. To one side and another of the A Coruña road (A-6) are Boadilla, Majadahonda, Las Rozas, Alcobendas, the cities of Madrid among the 10 municipalities with the highest average gross income in Spain. The citizens of these localities declared in 2016 to the Tax Agency that they entered more than 50,000 euros per year. In this area reside many of the big executives of large companies based in the capital, successful entrepreneurs and a large bunch of celebrities in the luxury villas colonies scattered around.
At the other end of the statistic, stands out a rural area of Extremadura known for its pig farms, for its oaks and cork oak, from which the cork is removed. It is about Zahinos, whose inhabitants declare a gross disposable income of 11,166 euros per year. An amount that is almost seven times less than that declared by Pozuelo.