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Spain

Official English Name: Kingdom of Spain

Official Local Name(s): Reino de España

Common English Name: Spain

Capital: Madrid

REGION
Southwestern Europe
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
Portugal (West)
France (Northeast)
Andorra (Northeast)
United Kingdom-Gibraltar (South)
Morocco (South)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
Atlantic Ocean (Northwest)
Mediterranean Sea (South and East)
TOTAL AREA
505,370 km2
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
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 RESOURCES
Coal
Lignite
Iron ore
Copper
Lead
Zinc
Uranium
Tungsten
Mercury
Pyrites
Magnesite
Fluorspar
Gypsum
Sepiolite
Kaolin
Potash
Hydropower
Arable land
NATURAL DISASTERS
Droughts
Volcanic activity
Flooding
DEMONYM
Spanish
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Spanish (55.6%)
Catalonian (8.1%)
Basque (5.4%)
Galician (5.1%)
Aragonese (4.9%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
Spanish
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
Catalan
Galician
Basque
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Roman Catholic (68.9%)
Atheist (19.4%)
Muslim (2.6%)
Orthodox (2.4%)
Protestant (1.7%)
POPULATION
46,438,400
LARGEST CITY
Madrid (3,141,991)
OTHER MAJOR CITIES
Barcelona (1,604,555)
Valencia (786,189)
Seville (693,878)
Zaragoza (664,953)
Málaga (569,130)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Parliamentary monarchy
HEAD OF STATE
King Felipe VI
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
17 Autonomous communities
2 Autonomous cities
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
1492 (Unification)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Pillars of Hercules
NATIONAL ANTHEM
Himno Nacional Español
GDP PER CAPITA
$34,800 (USD)
CURRENCY
€ (Euro)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = €0.94
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.es
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+34

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

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/sp.html (Majority of information)

https://joshuaproject.net/countries/SP (Ethnic and religious data)

http://www.ine.es/en/welcome.shtml (National and city population data)

Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)

Information accurate to best of ability as of 2 December 2016

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