Official English Name: Kingdom of Spain
Official Local Name(s): Reino de España
Common English Name: Spain
Capital: Madrid

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Official Language(s)

Spanish
Secondary Languages: Catalan, Galician, Basque

Resources

Coal, Lignite, Iron ore, Copper, Lead, Zinc, Uranium, Tungsten, Mercury, Pyrites, Magnesite, Fluorspar, Gypsum, Sepiolite, Kaolin, Potash, Hydropower, Arable land

Neighbors

Portugal (West), France (Northeast), Andorra (Northeast), United Kingdom-Gibraltar (South), Morocco (South)

Ethnic groups

Spanish (55.6%), Catalonian (8.1%), Basque (5.4%), Galician (5.1%), Aragonese (4.9%)

People

Est. Population:

46438400

Demonym:

Spanish

Religions:

Roman Catholic (68.9%)
Atheist (19.4%)
Muslim (2.6%)
Orthodox (2.4%)
Protestant (1.7%)

Largest City:

Madrid (3,141,991)

Other Cities:

Barcelona (1,604,555)
Valencia (786,189)
Seville (693,878)
Zaragoza (664,953)
Málaga (569,130)

Geography

Region:

Southwestern Europe

Bodies of Water:

Atlantic Ocean (Northwest)
Mediterranean Sea (South and East)

Total Area:

505,370 km2

Total Land:

1,938.4 km

Total Coastline:

4,964 km

Climate

Temperate

Terrain:

Vast interior plateau
Rugged hills
Mountains in the north

Highest Point

Pico de Teide (3,718 m)

Lowest Point

Sea Level

Natural Disasters

Droughts
Volcanic activity
Flooding

Government

Type:

Parliamentary monarchy

Heads of State:

King Felipe VI

Head of Government:

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez

Admin. Divisions

17 Autonomous communities
2 Autonomous cities

Independence:

1492 (Unification)

Nat'l Symbol:

Pillars of Hercules

Nat'l Anthem:

Himno Nacional Español

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$34,800 (USD)

Currency

€ (Euro)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = € (Euro)0.86

Communication

Internet Code

.es

Telephone Code

34

Episodes Mentioned In

Episode 63 - Spain
Posted on Tuesday February 13, 2018

Episode 9 - Smart Budget Traveling
Posted on Friday July 08, 2016

Cultural Notes

Culture in Spain is heavily influenced by the previous Roman occupation of the land.