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29 Nationalities I Met on the Camino (Map)

August 23, 2010

In 32 days of walking the 500 mile Camino de Santiago pilgrimage, I met people from 29 different countries. That’s nearly 1 new nationality per day (or 1 every 17 miles).

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The list of countries: United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, England, Spain, Argentina, Malaysia, South Korea, France, Switzerland, Italy, Slovenia, Holland, Israel, New Zealand, Sweden, Japan, Ireland, Belgium, Finland, Denmark, Brazil, Portugal, Norway, Scotland, Latvia, Austria, Hungary

That’s 5 North and South American countries, 6 from Asian and Australasian, and 18 European countries.

And these are only the people I talked to enough to learn their nationality; the total number of nationalities I encountered is probably closer to 50.

Complete statistics on the number of pilgrims walking the Camino as broken down by nationality are kept by the Archbishops office in Santiago de Compostela. If I can defeat my overwhelming laziness, maybe I’ll create a more detailed infographic map based on the official statistics…

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Canuck permalink
    August 24, 2010 3:52 am

    Thanks for this representation of a sample of pilgrims around the world.

    May I suggest that it would be more informative if, for large countries such as Australia, Canada, USA, Brasil, etc…, you made a break down by province or state.


  2. Dylan Romero permalink*
    August 24, 2010 11:56 am

    That would be great… unfortunately I’m not sure I have the technical skillz or the statistical data to do it.

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