In a previous message I mentioned that there are 22 people here in Bigastro who are over 90 years of age.
It seems that in the city of Alicante there are 2,036 people who are over 90; 68 of whom have turned 100 years with eight of them over 105.
Altogether there are almost 53,000 people living in Alicante aged 65 and over which represents 16.5% of the population.
Women outlive the men by almost two to one.
Imagine if the King of Spain sent telegrams to people over 100 like the Queen does in England, he'd be worn out writing them!