Quick Info

  • Full Country Name: Kingdom of Spain.
  • Local Name: España
  • Capital: Madrid (population: 3.1 million).
  • Language: Spanish (official). Aranese (Occitan), Basque, Catalan and Galician are co-official languages in some areas.
  • Currency: Euro (?) = 100 cents.
  • People: Castilian, Catalan, Galician, Basque, Gitano.
  • Life Expectancy: Male: 76.46, Female: 83.32.
  • Religion: Roman Catholic (94%).
  • Size (sq km): 506,030 (51st)
  • Population: 45,061,274 (28th)
  • Population Density per sq km: 88.39 (106th)
  • Country Dialling Code: 34
  • Internet Country Code: .es (.eu also used).
  • Time Zone: GMT +1
  • Voltage Guide: 220 AC, 50 Hz.
  • Finance: Credit cards and traveller's cheques widely accepted.
  • Business Hours: Variable. Generally start 0800 and finish 2000, with a siesta of 2-3 hours in the middle.
  • GDP: US$850.7 billion
  • GDP per Capita: US$21,200
  • Annual Growth: 4%
  • Inflation: 2.9%
  • Major Industries: textiles and apparel, food and beverages, metals, chemicals, shipbuilding, tourism.
  • Major Trading Partners: EU (especially France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, UK, Benelux), US.
  • Personal Safety: Safe, except for the Basque region, where separatist violence has included political assassinations and car-bombs.
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