Spain (or España) is a large, storied country in Southwestern
Europe. It is bordered by
France and Andorra in the north, Portugal to the west and Gibraltar in the south. It also has a coastline along the Bay of Biscay to the north, the North Atlantic Sea to the southwest and the Mediterranean Sea to the east. The coordinates for Spain are 40.0000° N, 4.0000° W.
Flag of Spain
The international dialling code for Spain is +34.
The terrain is mostly flat plains surrounded by rugged hills, with the Pyrenees mountain range in the north.
Spain’s highest mountain, Mount Teide, reaches 3,718 meters above the sea.
The total land area of Spain is 195,360 square miles (505,990 square kilometres), the fourth largest in
Europe. Spain’s population was 48 million in 2019, the 30th highest in the world.
The capital city,
Madrid, covers an area of 233.3 square miles (604.3 square kilometres) and has a population of 5.7 million (2019).
Santa Cruz, Sevilla, Spain
life span here is 83.33 years (2017). The Spanish climate is diverse, with temperate and clear hot summers, but more
cloudy along the coast. The winters are often much colder and cloudy.
Spain is an incredibly popular tourist destination. In 2017, the country had more than 82 million visitors from abroad.
Italy is perhaps more famous for olive oil, Spain actually produces the most – about 44% of the total amount of in the world. olive oil The land of bars, Spain has the highest amount of bars in Europe, with one bar for every 132 inhabitants.
The official language of Spain is, of course, Spanish! Si!
Euro is the official currency here. Make sure you stock up and enjoy plenty of tapas!
If you combined all Spanish beaches into one stretch, it would be 8000 kilometres long (approx. 4 970 miles).
While English is the most widely spoken language in the world, for most it is a second language. In terms of Mother Tongue, Spanish is the second-most spoken in the world.
Spain is home to Mar Menor, which is also considered as the largest salt lake in Europe.
Spain grows grain, vegetables, olives,
wine grapes, sugar beets, and citrus. Its industry consists of textiles and apparel (including footwear), food and beverages, metals and metal manufactures, chemicals, shipbuilding,
automobiles, machine tools, tourism, clay and refractory products, footwear, pharmaceuticals, and medical equipment. Spain also exports machinery, motor
vehicles; foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals, medicines, and other consumer goods. Do you know any interesting facts about Spain you’d like to share here? Let us know in the comments section below!