Friday, 30 January 2015

Missing Photographs on this Blog

Readers will notice that photographs have been deleted from the older posts. I'm sorry about this. This has been caused by a fault in the software. I simply don't have time to replace the photographs on 250 posts. However if any one would like the photographs associated with any particular post please email me and I will be happy to send them: johnniewalker-santiago@hotmail.com

Thursday, 3 July 2014

All the pilgrim numbers from Santiago for the first 6 months of 2014

Hola

Greetings from the Pilgrims Office where the new Office (above) is working like a treat. The Amigos are there too giving a warm welcome to all who arrive.

Numbers are starting to increase and we have been a little concerned about waiting times but more staff have been engaged and a new office where organised groups are being received has been opened.

Here are the numbers for the year so far:

June 2014

33008 pilgrims registered at the Pilgrims’ Office during the month of June 2014.
This compares to 29364 pilgrims who arrived in June 2013.
This is an increase of 12.5%

The Year to Date

82734 pilgrims registered at the Pilgrims’ Office in the period 1 January to 30 June 2014
75530 pilgrims registered in the same period last year.
This is an overall increase of 9.5%

How are the English speaking countries doing?

The number of American pilgrims rose by 43% to over 10,000 last year. Since then numbers have continued to rise. By end May the number of American pilgrims had risen by 6.6% in the year. By end June the rate of increase has risen to 9.5%.
With smaller numbers but a bigger increase 30% more Australian pilgrims have arrived so far this year compared to last. Obviously the activities of the fairly recently formed Australian Association are having an effect.

Country
 2012
2013
 2014
Growth %
Australia
755
1248
  1623
30%
Canada
1147
1321
  1350
2%
Ireland
1754
2222
2397
8%%
South Africa
313
341
 268
-21%
United Kingdom
1511
1706
 1862
9%
USA
2724
4526
 4928
9%
New Zealand
138
190
 274
44%


Full analysis of the 82734 pilgrims who have arrived in the first 6 months of 2014

Routes

Route Number of pilgrims
Camino Francés 56822 (68,68%)
Camino Portugués 13551 (16,38%)
Norte 3777 (4,57%)
Via de la Plata 3715 (4,49%)
Primitivo 2420 (2,93%)
Inglés 2010 (2,43%)
Otros caminos 225 (0,27%)
Muxia-Finisterre 214 (0,26%)

Ages
Age Number of pilgrims
30 - 60 46526 (56,24%)
> 60 18175 (21,97%)
< 30 18033 (21,80%)

Gender
Gender Number of pilgrims
Male 45837 (55,40%)
Female 36897 (44,60%)

Mode of transport
Mode Number of pilgrims
On foot 72461 (87,58%)
Bicycle 9829 (11,88%)
Horseback 402 (0,49%)
Wheelchair 42 (0,05%)

Reasons for making the pilgrimage
Reason         Number of pilgrims
Religious or spiritual 42975 (51,94%)
Religious 34697 (41,94%)
Sport/Culture/ Tourism 5062 (6,12%)

Status
Status     Number of pilgrims
Employed 19476 (23,54%)
Retired 14395 (17,40%)
Students 11396 (13,77%)
Self employed 10569 (12,77%)
Technical 9171 (11,08%)
Teachers 4410 (5,33%)
Public Sector 4346 (5,25%)
Housepeople 2053 (2,48%)
Directors 1828 (2,21%)
Parados 1752 (2,12%)
Manual 1540 (1,86%)
Artists 742 (0,90%)
Priests 338 (0,41%)
Religious 320 (0,39%)
Farmworkers 219 (0,26%)
Sailors 122 (0,15%)
Sports 51 (0,06%)
Oikoten 6 (0,01%)

Countries

Countries Number of pilgrims
Spain 32058 (38,75%)
Germany 7742 (9,36%)
Italy 5910 (7,14%)
Portugal 5669 (6,85%)
USA 4928 (5,96%)
France 4038 (4,88%)
Ireland 2397 (2,90%)
UK 1862 (2,25%)
Holand 1758 (2,12%)
Australia 1623 (1,96%)
Korea 1531 (1,85%)
Canadá 1350 (1,63%)
Brasil 1313 (1,59%)
Austria 756 (0,91%)
Belgica 685 (0,83%)
Denmark 668 (0,81%)
Poland 666 (0,80%)
México 661 (0,80%)
Suiza 566 (0,68%)
Argentina 513 (0,62%)
Japón 458 (0,55%)
Suecia 426 (0,51%)
Finlandia 369 (0,45%)
Noruega 359 (0,43%)
Rusia 312 (0,38%)
Hungría 308 (0,37%)
Colombia 294 (0,36%)
Czech Rp 278 (0,34%)
N Zealand 274 (0,33%)
Sudáfrica 268 (0,32%)
Venezuela 246 (0,30%)
China 222 (0,27%)
Slovenia 201 (0,24%)
Slovaquia 147 (0,18%)
Lituania 142 (0,17%)
Bulgaria 136 (0,16%)
Pt Rico 122 (0,15%)
Ecuador 107 (0,13%)
Chile 96 (0,12%)
Rumania 95 (0,11%)
Uruguay 77 (0,09%)
Malta 63 (0,08%)
Filipinas 62 (0,07%)
Perú 62 (0,07%)
Estonia 53 (0,06%)
Israel 52 (0,06%)
Luxbrg 52 (0,06%)
Islandia 46 (0,06%)
Ucrania 45 (0,05%)
Letonia 44 (0,05%)
Cta Rica 43 (0,05%)
Grecia 42 (0,05%)
Taiwán 39 (0,05%)
Singapur 37 (0,04%)
Croacia 33 (0,04%)
Andorra 32 (0,04%)
Rep. Dom 25 (0,03%)
Cuba 21 (0,03%)
Bolivia 19 (0,02%)
Paraguay 19 (0,02%)
India 18 (0,02%)
Indonesia 17 (0,02%)
Vietnam 15 (0,02%)
Marroco 14 (0,02%)
Honduras 13 (0,02%)
Malasia 13 (0,02%)
Guatemala 13 (0,02%)
Turquía 12 (0,01%)
Sudán 11 (0,01%)
Armenia 11 (0,01%)
Bielorrusia 10 (0,01%)
Panamá 9 (0,01%)
Líbano 9 (0,01%)
Namibia 8 (0,01%)
El Salvador8 (0,01%)
Brunei 7 (0,01%)
Serbia 6 (0,01%)
Irán 6 (0,01%)
Angola 5 (0,01%)
Moldavia 5 (0,01%)
Pakistán 5 (0,01%)
Mbique5 (0,01%)
Dominica 5 (0,01%)
Myanmar 5 (0,01%)
Egipto 1 (0,00%)

Starting point
Starting point Number of pilgrims
Sarria 19561 (23,64%)
S. Jean P. Port 11106 (13,42%)
Oporto 4602 (5,56%)
León 4106 (4,96%)
Tui 3450 (4,17%)
Cebreiro 3162 (3,82%)
Roncesvalles 3044 (3,68%)
Ponferrada 2452 (2,96%)
Ferrol 1966 (2,38%)
Pamplona 1855 (2,24%)
Astorga 1788 (2,16%)
Valença 1714 (2,07%)
Le Puy 1594 (1,93%)
Oviedo - C.P. 1442 (1,74%)
Burgos 1386 (1,68%)
Sevilla 1261 (1,52%)
Irún 1047 (1,27%)
Resto Portugal 1014 (1,23%)
Ourense 975 (1,18%)
Francia - C.F. 870 (1,05%)
Vilafranca 855 (1,03%)
Lugo - C.P. 682 (0,82%)
Lisboa 647 (0,78%)
C. León C.F. 634 (0,77%)
Triacastela 597 (0,72%)
Ponte de Lima 579 (0,70%)
Samos 489 (0,59%)
Bilbao 367 (0,44%)
Asturias - C.N 357 (0,43%)
Holland 327 (0,40%)
Ribadeo 307 (0,37%)
Logroño 306 (0,37%)
Braga 290 (0,35%)
Santander 276 (0,33%)
Porriño 263 (0,32%)
Oviedo - C.N. 248 (0,30%)
Somport 243 (0,29%)
Alemania 242 (0,29%)
Chaves-Portugal 234 (0,28%)
Rates, S. Pedro 215 (0,26%)
Barcelos 206 (0,25%)
Gijón 197 (0,24%)
Salamanca 195 (0,24%)
Vilalba 195 (0,24%)
Zamora 168 (0,20%)
Avilés 165 (0,20%)
Guimaraes 156 (0,19%)
Sahagún 149 (0,18%)
Madrid - C.F. 146 (0,18%)
San Sebastián 145 (0,18%)
Bélgica 138 (0,17%)
Jaca 132 (0,16%)
Lourdes 127 (0,15%)
Muxia 125 (0,15%)
Nájera 121 (0,15%)
Verín 109 (0,13%)
Resto Cantabria 103 (0,12%)
Arles 99 (0,12%)
Asturias - C.P. 99 (0,12%)
Resto Europa 98 (0,12%)
País Vasco - C.N. 96 (0,12%)
Resto Andalucia 91 (0,11%)
Finisterra 89 (0,11%)
Puebla Sanabria 88 (0,11%)
Francia - C.N 85 (0,10%)
Fonsagrada - C.P. 83 (0,10%)
Vezelay 78 (0,09%)
Coimbra 75 (0,09%)
Madrid - V.P. 74 (0,09%)
Frómista 69 (0,08%)
Suiza 65 (0,08%)
Viana do Castelo 65 (0,08%)
Cataluña - C.F. 64 (0,08%)
Valencia - C.F. 63 (0,08%)
Gudiña 63 (0,08%)
Valencia O.C. 57 (0,07%)
Hendaya 56 (0,07%)
Vega de Valcarce 54 (0,07%)
París 53 (0,06%)
Puente la Reina 52 (0,06%)
Molinaseca 51 (0,06%)
Rabanal 50 (0,06%)
Granja 49 (0,06%)
Carrión 49 (0,06%)
Mérida 49 (0,06%)
C. León - V.P. 49 (0,06%)
Fatima 48 (0,06%)
Zaragoza 48 (0,06%)
Pais Vasco C.F. 48 (0,06%)
Xunqueira 47 (0,06%)
Sto. Domingo 46 (0,06%)
Cáceres 44 (0,05%)
Extremadura 41 (0,05%)
Navarra 40 (0,05%)
Castilla la Mancha39 (0,05%)
Baamonde 39 (0,05%)
Neda 38 (0,05%)
Cadavo 38 (0,05%)
Montserrat 36 (0,04%)
Vigo 36 (0,04%)
Cast. la Mancha 36 (0,04%)
Viseu 36 (0,04%)
Resto Galicia 36 (0,04%)
Hospital 35 (0,04%)
Barcelona 35 (0,04%)
A Guarda 34 (0,04%)
Austria 33 (0,04%)
Granada 32 (0,04%)
Italia 31 (0,04%)
Baiona 31 (0,04%)
Tineo - C.P. 31 (0,04%)
Grandas de Salime30 (0,04%)
Povoa de Varzim 29 (0,04%)
Aveiro 27 (0,03%)
Estella 26 (0,03%)
Ponferrada. 24 (0,03%)
Cruz de Ferro 23 (0,03%)
Allariz 23 (0,03%)
Canfranc 23 (0,03%)
Mondoñedo 23 (0,03%)
Abadin 20 (0,02%)
Huelva 20 (0,02%)
Faro 19 (0,02%)
La Rioja 19 (0,02%)
Malaga 17 (0,02%)
Lourenzá 16 (0,02%)
Laza 15 (0,02%)
Córdoba 15 (0,02%)
Cataluña - O.C. 14 (0,02%)
Murcia 13 (0,02%)
Esposende 13 (0,02%)
XFonsagrada 13 (0,02%)
Valladolid 11 (0,01%)
Irlanda C.F. 9 (0,01%)
Castrojeriz 9 (0,01%)
San Juan 8 (0,01%)
Badajoz 8 (0,01%)
Benavente 7 (0,01%)
Roma 6 (0,01%)
Monforte 6 (0,01%)
Pontedeume 5 (0,01%)
Reino Unido C.F. 5 (0,01%)
La Bañeza 4 (0,00%)
Grado 4 (0,00%)
Sobrado 4 (0,00%)
Rábade 4 (0,00%)
Fonfría 4 (0,00%)
Luxemburgo 4 (0,00%)
Eslovaquia 3 (0,00%)
Hungría 3 (0,00%)
Vilabade 3 (0,00%)
Polonia 3 (0,00%)
Salas 3 (0,00%)
Finlandia 3 (0,00%)
La Rioja 3 (0,00%)
La Mesa 3 (0,00%)
Viveiro 2 (0,00%)
Guntín 2 (0,00%)
Grandas 2 (0,00%)
Resto Africa 2 (0,00%)
Paradela 2 (0,00%)
Valcarlos 2 (0,00%)
Vegadeo 2 (0,00%)
Jerusalem 2 (0,00%)
Inglaterra C.F. 1 (0,00%)
Dinamarca 1 (0,00%)
Guitiriz 1 (0,00%)
San Sebastian 1 (0,00%)
Grecia 1 (0,00%)
Republica Checa 1 (0,00%)

Thursday, 12 June 2014

When the Saints go marching in...


For the two months of April and May I went to church every day. I can almost hear your gasps of surprise. I’ve written before about my ambivalence about religion and the Catholic Church in particular and my difficulties with the certainty of faith. But as you know, like most other pilgrims, I have also been profoundly affected by the spiritual power of the Camino. So at 9am every morning I have been going to the Cathedral and with an ancient key I have opened the heavy gates to a chapel where I have lit candles, turned on some soft music and I have just sat there. It has been one of the very best things I have done in my life.

Let me tell you more.
     
On the left hand side of the Cathedral as you enter from the Plaza Inmaculada the door to one of the side chapels has been open for the last 10 weeks. It will remain open until October. The chapel is open from 9am every morning until 7pm. It is a quiet place of prayer and reflection for pilgrims. It is the place where there is Mass in English at 10.30am every morning.
The Chapel is named after Our Lady of Soledad, Our Lady of Loneliness, and there is a powerful depiction, in typical Spanish style, of the mother of Jesus mourning the loss of her son. It is also a deeply serene space in the busy and bustling cathedral. It lies in one of the oldest parts of the building and some of its stones are more than 800 years old. In candlelight it is very peaceful offering pilgrims a quiet place to sit, to think or pray, to talk or to be silent. Or all of these. This is the place where every day the saints of the Camino come. Not saints who have been canonised by the Catholic Church. They are the saints who through their struggles and journey along many Camino paths have thought about their lives, who want to reflect more on where they are going , and who perhaps want to resolve the burdens they may have been carrying for years. Above all they are pilgrims trying to be better people. That’s what pilgrims do. The Mass which begins at 10.30am is remarkable.

The priest begins, “Good morning and welcome. I’m Joe from Cork in Ireland. I’ve walked the Camino and I’m here for a month to talk to pilgrims and provide Mass and confession. Where are you from?”  And so a beautiful pilgrims’ litany begins...”I’m Anne from Colorado, I walked from Sarria”, “We are Ivan and Irena from Russia, we walked from Saint Jean”, “I’m Alan from Australia, I walked from Ferrol”. There is huge laughter when someone says “I’m Tony from London, England, I walked here from my hotel” or “I’m Fiona from Florida, I came by cruise ship.” And even in these first few minutes of mass there are poignant moments, “I’m Mary from Ireland and I’m here to pray and wait for my daughter who finishes her Camino in the next few days”. “I’m  Ian from South Africa I walked from Pamplona in memory of my wife who died last year”.
As the service proceeds there is a tangible feeling of solidarity when the priest makes reference to the Camino experience as both a physical and spiritual journey. He raises a smile when he mentions blisters and knowing looks when he mentions the moments of reflection every pilgrim is drawn to.  Heads bow when he invites people to think of those they met, they kindnesses they experienced, the joy of arrival. Everyone knows the challenge which lies ahead is applying these lessons to the pilgrimage of life which is to come.
I sometimes think about how all of this began. Last year for the first time there was regular Mass in English in the cathedral for the first time when we organised three priests to come at their own expense for 6 weeks.  It was an instant success. This year I wondered if we could do it for longer. Would we get priests? Could we also get religious sisters or brothers to also come and help. I wrote about it here on this blog. On Facebook. I put an advertisement in a religious magazine, “Priests and religious wanted to minister to pilgrims in Santiago. Give up your time. Pay your own way.” 20 pilgrim priests applied. 24 religious said they wanted to come. And so we have a new ministry and a Place of Prayer in the Cathedral for more than 6 months.
The chapel is small and intimate although we’ve had almost 80 people there for Mass one day. The altar is simple. The cross is two pilgrim walking sticks lashed together. From the start we simply put out some paper and pens and a bowl. The pilgrims spontaneously began writing their prayers and leaving them in the bowl. For some these anonymous “intentions” as they are called in the Catholic tradition are prayers. For others they are wishes. They can be “to do lists”, heartfelt desires, expressions of faith or expressions of doubt. The bowl soon filled and the pilgrims started laying their petitions on the stone shelves and on the sleeping stone statues. The chapel has become covered in these pilgrim prayers which we have decided will remain there until the ministry closes in October.
There is always someone in the chapel. One of the team. Sometimes pilgrims talk, sometimes they are upset. Finishing the Camino brings a mixture of emotions as we think of the journey past and the return to reality which lies ahead. Sometimes a decision has been taken to deal with something in their lives. To heal a broken relationship or to finally let it go. Opposite the chapel the priest who says Mass in English is also available for confession or just to talk.
Now another priest and two sisters are here. They open the chapel every day.  I miss those hours of silence and being with the pilgrims. But there are volunteers to be organised and Compostelas to be written! When we close a final Mass will be said for all of the intentions of the pilgrims and then they will be burned. But the memories will linger for a long time to come.
On 3 May the Chapel was busy. During the introduction a group of women from Ireland explained they were walking with the mother of a young lad, Jack Kavanagh, who had been paralysed in an accident.  A Russian couple said they were walking to pray for peace, particularly in the Ukraine. The entire chapel  burst into applause when at the front a young couple from Australia, Jenny and Chris,  told us that they had walked the Camino Frances and would be married in this place that afternoon.
Not every day is quite so dramatic. But every day the pilgrim saints come and write their prayers. They are folded pieces of paper and anonymous. But the other day I saw a scrap of paper under a chair and reaching down to lift it up amongst the other petitions I couldn’t help but read the childish handwriting: “for my Dad, help him kick cancers butt”.
Despite all of my doubts I cannot deny the power of these expressions of faith and of hope. Into that chapel the saints keep coming in. Trite as it may sound, I want to be in that number.  
     
  

 

Monday, 2 June 2014

All the pilgrims numbers from Santiago January – May 2014


More and more Americans!

Today the sun is shining in Santiago and pilgrims are pouring into the city. We now have the numbers for May and the first 5 months of the year. They make interesting reading and raise some questions.

Last year was remarkable when the number of pilgrims from the USA rose by 43%. Not only has the number remained high but in the period report 6.6% more Americans have arrived than last year.

Over the last few years the growth rate in pilgrims numbers overall goes up between 10 – 12%. However the growth rate in the first 5 months of this year is lower than the previous two years. Is growth slowing down? We don’t know yet. This is a trend to watch.

The Amigos are in place welcoming long lines of pilgrims. I’ll tell you more about them soon.

May arrivals

During the month of May 27354 pilgrims arrived at the Pilgrims’ Office. This compares to 25206 who arrived in the same period in 2013. This is an 8.5% increase.

The year to date

Number of pilgrims who have registered at the Pilgrims´Office from 1 January 2014 to 31 May 2014:  49,728

In the same period in 2013: 46,156

This represents 7.7% increase between 2013 and 2014

But is growth slowing down?

However the growth in the same period between 2012 and 2013 was 9.9% and between 2011 and 2012 it was 9.1%

How are the English speaking countries doing?

The number of Americans rose by 43% to over 10,000 last year. Since then numbers have continued to rise – with another 6.6% increase in this period.

January – May

Country
 2012
2013
 2014
Growth %
Australia
463
760
  929
22%
Canada
687
795
  754
-5%
Ireland
1223
1541
1726
12%
South Africa
179
174
 146
-16%
United Kingdom
908
1089
 1180
8%
USA
1489
2360
 2517
6.6%
New Zealand
72
102
 130
27%

Full analysis of the 49,728 pilgrims who arrived in the first 5 months of the year:

Routes followed

Camino                       Number of pilgrims
Camino Frances          33587 (67,54%)
Camino Portugues       8987 (18,07%)
Via de la Plata             2353 (4,73%)
Camino del Norte       1988 (4,00%)
Primitivo-Camino        1354 (2,72%)
Ingles-Camino             1190 (2,39%)
Otros caminos             149 (0,30%)
Muxia-Finisterre          120 (0,24%)


Status

Status                          Number of pilgrims
Employed                    11541 (23,21%)
Retired                        8083 (16,25%)
Students                      7203 (14,48%)
Self employed             6703 (13,48%)
Technicians                 5285 (10,63%)
Teachers                      2856 (5,74%)
Public workers            2456 (4,94%)
Housepeople              1234 (2,48%)
Directors                    1160 (2,33%)
Manual workers          1047 (2,11%)
Unemployed              1023 (2,06%)
Artists                        471 (0,95%)
Religious                    215 (0,43%)
Priests                         196 (0,39%)
Farm workers              144 (0,29%)
Sailors                         79 (0,16%)
Sports                         27 (0,05%)
Oikoten                       5 (0,01%)


Ages

Age                 Number of pilgrims
30 - 60             27947 (56,20%)
< 30                 11517 (23,16%)
> 60                 10264 (20,64%)

Gender

Gender           Number of pilgrims
Male               27629 (55,56%)
Female             22099 (44,44%)

Method of travel

Method           Number of pilgrims
On foot           44202 (88,89%)
Bicycle            5243 (10,54%)
Horseback       250 (0,50%)
Wheelchair      33 (0,07%)

Reason for making the pilgtrimage

Reason                        Number of pilgrims
Religious or spiritual   26326 (52,94%)
Religious                     20435 (41,09%)
Sport or tourism          2967 (5,97%)


Country          Number of pilgrims

Spain              19417 (39,05%)
Alemania         4670 (9,39%)
Portugal           3877 (7,80%)
Italy                 3067 (6,17%)
USA               2517 (5,06%)
France             2364 (4,75%)
Ireland             1726 (3,47%)
UK                 1180 (2,37%)
Korea              1047 (2,11%)
Holland           957 (1,92%)
Australia          929 (1,87%)
Brasil              901 (1,81%)
Canada            754 (1,52%)
Austria            451 (0,91%)
Denmark         431 (0,87%)
México            414 (0,83%)
Belgium           358 (0,72%)
Switzerland     352 (0,71%)
Poland             339 (0,68%)
Argentina        322 (0,65%)
Finland            245 (0,49%)
Norway           244 (0,49%)
Japón               236 (0,47%)
Suecia              233 (0,47%)
Russia              219 (0,44%)
Colombia         176 (0,35%)
Venezuela       174 (0,35%)
Hungría           171 (0,34%)
Rep Checa       170 (0,34%)
China              158 (0,32%)
Sudáfrica         146 (0,29%)
New Zealand 130 (0,26%)
Slovenia          121 (0,24%)
Lituania           80 (0,16%)
Bulgaria           79 (0,16%)
Eslovaquia       77 (0,15%)
Rumania          69 (0,14%)
Ecuador           69 (0,14%)
Chile               59 (0,12%)
Malta               54 (0,11%)
Perú                 50 (0,10%)
Filipinas           48 (0,10%)
Uruguay          48 (0,10%)
Puerto Rico     38 (0,08%)
Estonia            37 (0,07%)
Letonia            35 (0,07%)
Costa Rica       32 (0,06%)
Luxemburgo    29 (0,06%)
Ucrania            29 (0,06%)
Israel               26 (0,05%)
Grecia              24 (0,05%)
Andorra           23 (0,05%)
Singapur          20 (0,04%)
Croacia            19 (0,04%)
Islandia           19 (0,04%)
Taiwán            18 (0,04%)
Bolivia             16 (0,03%)
Paraguay         16 (0,03%)
Vietnam          14 (0,03%)
Rep. Dom        14 (0,03%)
Cuba                13 (0,03%)
Malasia            11 (0,02%)
Guatemala       10 (0,02%)
Honduras        9 (0,02%)
Turquía            9 (0,02%)
India                9 (0,02%)
Líbano             9 (0,02%)
Marruecos       8 (0,02%)
El Salvador     7 (0,01%)
Indonesia        6 (0,01%)
Armenia          6 (0,01%)
Panamá            6 (0,01%)
Serbia              5 (0,01%)
Angola            5 (0,01%)
Brunei             5 (0,01%)
Namibia           4 (0,01%)
Bielorrusia       4 (0,01%)
Chipre             4 (0,01%)
Sudán              3 (0,01%)
San Marino      3 (0,01%)
Nicaragua        3 (0,01%)
Irán                  3 (0,01%)
Tailandia         3 (0,01%)
Tuvalu             3 (0,01%)
Mozambique   3 (0,01%)
Dominica         3 (0,01%)
Omán              2 (0,00%)
Islas Feroe       2 (0,00%)
Mauritania       2 (0,00%)
Moldavia         2 (0,00%)
Siria                 2 (0,00%)
Pakistán           2 (0,00%)
Barbados         2 (0,00%)
Myanmar         2 (0,00%)



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Starting point             Number of pilgrims
Sarria                                      12786 (25,71%)
S. Jean P. Port                        5706 (11,47%)
Oporto                                     3111 (6,26%)
León                                        2382 (4,79%)
Tui                                           2118 (4,26%)
Cebreiro                                  2026 (4,07%)
Roncesvalles                           1653 (3,32%)
Ponferrada                              1544 (3,10%)
Valença do Minho                  1278 (2,57%)
Ferrol                                       1168 (2,35%)
Pamplona                                1095 (2,20%)
Astorga                                   991 (1,99%)
Le Puy                                     825 (1,66%)
Burgos                                     781 (1,57%)
Sevilla                                     772 (1,55%)
Oviedo - C.P.                          732 (1,47%)
Ourense                                   687 (1,38%)
Resto Portugal                        588 (1,18%)
Vilafranca                               522 (1,05%)
Irún                                         484 (0,97%)
Triacastela                               452 (0,91%)
Ponte de Lima                         452 (0,91%)
Lugo - C.P.                             435 (0,87%)
Francia - C.F.                          425 (0,85%)
Resto C. León C.F.                 419 (0,84%)
Lisboa                                     377 (0,76%)
Samos                                      332 (0,67%)
Braga                                       239 (0,48%)
Resto Asturias - C.N               220 (0,44%)
Porriño                                    218 (0,44%)
Ribadeo                                   190 (0,38%)
Bilbao                                      189 (0,38%)
Logroño                                  188 (0,38%)
Oviedo - C.N.                         167 (0,34%)
Chaves-Portugal                      165 (0,33%)
Barcelos                                  143 (0,29%)
Somport                                  131 (0,26%)
Santander                                131 (0,26%)
Rates, S. Pedro                       127 (0,26%)
Salamanca                               115 (0,23%)
Nájera                                      113 (0,23%)
Gijón                                       105 (0,21%)
Vilalba                                     99 (0,20%)
Zamora                                    95 (0,19%)
Avilés                                      91 (0,18%)
Sahagún                                  91 (0,18%)
Alemania                                 82 (0,16%)
Madrid - C.F.                          80 (0,16%)
San Sebastián                          71 (0,14%)
Puebla de Sanabria                  65 (0,13%)
Guimaraes                               65 (0,13%)
Jaca                                         65 (0,13%)
Finisterra                                 62 (0,12%)
Fonsagrada - C.P.                   60 (0,12%)
Arles                                        58 (0,12%)
Muxia                                      58 (0,12%)
Resto País Vasco - C.N.         57 (0,11%)
Holanda                                  55 (0,11%)
Verín                                       54 (0,11%)
Coimbra                                  53 (0,11%)
Francia - C.N                          51 (0,10%)
Resto Asturias - C.P.              51 (0,10%)
Madrid - V.P.                          50 (0,10%)
Viana do Castelo                    46 (0,09%)
Bélgica                                    45 (0,09%)
Lourdes                                   43 (0,09%)
Resto Europa                          41 (0,08%)
Resto Cantabria                      41 (0,08%)
Com. Valenciana - C.F.          41 (0,08%)
Resto Andalucia                     41 (0,08%)
Valencia O.C.                         40 (0,08%)
Rabanal del Camino                39 (0,08%)
Vezelay                                   38 (0,08%)
Granja de Moreruela               36 (0,07%)
Molinaseca                              35 (0,07%)
Xunqueira de Ambia               34 (0,07%)
Gudiña                                    34 (0,07%)
Suiza                                       33 (0,07%)
Frómista                                  33 (0,07%)
Resto C. León - V.P.              32 (0,06%)
Vigo                                        31 (0,06%)
Vega de Valcarce                    31 (0,06%)
Zaragoza                                 30 (0,06%)
Castilla la Mancha otros          30 (0,06%)
Puente la Reina                       30 (0,06%)
Sto. Domingo de la Calzada   28 (0,06%)
Navarra                                   28 (0,06%)
Fatima                                     27 (0,05%)
Viseu                                       27 (0,05%)
Mérida                                     26 (0,05%)
Cadavo                                    26 (0,05%)
Cáceres                                    26 (0,05%)
Barcelona                                24 (0,05%)
Carrión de los Condes            24 (0,05%)
Grandas de Salime - C.P.        24 (0,05%)
Hendaya                                  23 (0,05%)
Com. Valenciana - O.C.          22 (0,04%)
Granada                                  22 (0,04%)
R.Pais Vasco C.F.                   22 (0,04%)
Resto Galicia                           21 (0,04%)
Cataluña - C.F.                        21 (0,04%)
Montserrat                               20 (0,04%)
Ponferrada. C.Inv.                  20 (0,04%)
Baiona                                     19 (0,04%)
Estella                                     19 (0,04%)
Hospital de Orbigo                 18 (0,04%)
Neda                                       18 (0,04%)
París                                        18 (0,04%)
Cast. la Mancha - C.F.            17 (0,03%)
Baamonde                               17 (0,03%)
Tineo - C.P.                             17 (0,03%)
Austria                                    16 (0,03%)
Povoa de Varzim                    16 (0,03%)
Aveiro                                     16 (0,03%)
A Guarda                                15 (0,03%)
Italia                                        15 (0,03%)
La Rioja                                  14 (0,03%)
Canfranc                                 13 (0,03%)
Lourenzá                                 13 (0,03%)
Castilla La Mancha VP           13 (0,03%)
Malaga                                    12 (0,02%)
Resto de Extremadura            12 (0,02%)
Laza                                        11 (0,02%)
Faro                                         10 (0,02%)
Esposende                               10 (0,02%)
Abadin                                    10 (0,02%)
Córdoba                                  9 (0,02%)
Huelva                                     9 (0,02%)
Mondoñedo                            9 (0,02%)
Castrojeriz                               9 (0,02%)
Allariz                                     8 (0,02%)
Irlanda C.F.                             8 (0,02%)
Valladolid                               8 (0,02%)
XFonsagrada                           8 (0,02%)
San Juan de Ortega                 6 (0,01%)
Badajoz                                   6 (0,01%)
Monforte de Lemos                6 (0,01%)
Cataluña - O.C.                       6 (0,01%)
Benavente                               5 (0,01%)
Cruz de Ferro                          4 (0,01%)
La Bañeza                               4 (0,01%)
Pontedeume                            3 (0,01%)
Roma                                       3 (0,01%)
Rábade                                    3 (0,01%)
XLa Rioja                               3 (0,01%)
La Mesa                                  3 (0,01%)
Guntín                                     2 (0,00%)
Eslovaquia                               2 (0,00%)
Murcia                                     2 (0,00%)
Resto Africa                            2 (0,00%)
Sobrado                                   2 (0,00%)
Paradela                                  2 (0,00%)
Vilabade                                  2 (0,00%)
Finlandia                                 2 (0,00%)
Luxemburgo                            2 (0,00%)
Vegadeo                                  2 (0,00%)
Fonfría                                    2 (0,00%)
Jerusalem                                 2 (0,00%)
Leyre                                       1 (0,00%)
XGrandas de Salime               1 (0,00%)
Reino Unido C.Ing                 1 (0,00%)
Reino Unido C.F.                   1 (0,00%)
A Rúa                                     1 (0,00%)
Andorra                                   1 (0,00%)
Vincios                                    1 (0,00%)
Grado                                      1 (0,00%)
mirallos                                    1 (0,00%)
Valcarlos                                 1 (0,00%)
Inglaterra C.F.                         1 (0,00%)
Salas                                        1 (0,00%)
Grecia                                      1 (0,00%)
Gonzar                                    1 (0,00%)
Ventas de Narón                     1 (0,00%)