Facts about Spain

Interesting and all around good to know...Facts about Spain...

Come with me and take a look at some facts about Spain for you to share with your friends and family.....

  • The currency of Spain is the Euro.
  • Spain's population is around 45 million.
  • Spain is the 28th most populated country in he world and the sixth most populated country in Europe after Germany, France, the UK, Italy and the Ukraine.
  • Spain has one of the most diverse eco systems in Europe, from Almeria in the southeast which climate resembles the desert, to the northwest where in the winter it can rain up to 20 days out of the month. See weather in Spain.
  • Spain is the European country closest to Africa.
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  • Madrid is the capital of Spain and is situated directly in the center of the peninsula.
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  • Spain's Flag was chosen by Charles III himself among 12 different flags designed by Antonio Valdes y Bazan..
  • Spain's highest populated cities are: Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Sevilla, Zaragoza.
  • Map of Spain

  • Spain is comprised of 17 autonomous regions and it perspective capitals:
     
     
    Aragon (Zaragoza)
    Asturias (Oviedo)
    Andalucía Sevilla)
    Murcia (Murcia)
    Cantabria (Santander)
    Castilla - La Mancha (Toledo)
    Castilla y Leon (Valladolid)
    Catalonia (Barcelona)
    Extremadura (Merida)
    Galicia (Santiago de Compostela)
    Islas Baleares (Palma de Mallorca)
    Islas Canarias (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria/Santa Cruz de Tenerife)
    La Rioja (Logroño)
    Madrid (Madrid)
    Navarra (Pamplona)
    Pais Vasco (Vitoria)
    Valencia (Valencia)
     

  • Spain's official language is el castellano, many of Spain's autonomous regions have their own official languages such as: catalan, valenciano, vasco and gallego..
  • Spain has over 8,000 kilometers of beaches.
  • Facts about Spain...During the 16th century Spain was one of the most powerful empires in the world under the rule of Charles the I of Spain and V of Germany. It was said that is was the empire where the sun never set.

  • Spain's population is mostly catholic even though Spain was conquered by the Moors for over 800 years until the end of La Reconquista in 1492.
  • Spain's most popular newspapers are: El Pais (the Country), El ABC and El Mundo (the World)
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  • Spain produces up to 44% of the worlds more than twice that of Italy and four times that of Greece. More than a quarter of Spain's olive oil
  • (10% of the total world production) comes from Jaen.

  • Spain has more vineyards than any other country in the world but due to climate the actual production is lower than in other countries.
  • Spain's main sport is soccer
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  • Bullfighting is considered and art in Spain. There are bull rings in most of the major cities and pueblos.
  • Fact about Spain Flamenco is considered an art which not only includes dancing but guitars, singing, castanets and palmas (clapping).
  • Many popular artists have come from Spain: Velazquez, Cervantes, Dali, Picasso, Joan Miro.....
  • Stay tuned for more Facts about Spain !

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