Some Fun Facts About Spain

Published on 30/03/2009 in Facts About Spain

Spain is a country located in South Western Europe on the Iberian Peninsula.

The capital (and largest city) is Madrid.

The official name of Spain is the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de Espana).

The Population of Spain is estimated to be just over 46 million.

At 504,782 km², Spain is the world's 51st-largest country (comparatively slightly more than twice the size of the American state of Oregon).

Spain is made up of 17 autonomous regions.

The official language of Spain is Spanish (Catalan, Valencian, Gallego, Euskera are independent languages spoken in Catalonia, Valencia, Galicia and The Basque Country).

Information on SpainSpain has the lowest population density in Western Europe (excluding Scandinavia).

In the tourist areas of the Mediterranean coast and the islands, English and German are widely spoken by tourists, expat residents, and local workers.

Spain has over 8,000km of beaches.

Spain has one of the most diverse landscapes and climates in Europe. The region of Almeria in the South East resembles a desert in places, while the North West in winter can expect rain around 20 days out of every month.

The Spanish National Day is 12 October.

Spain's territory includes the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands in the Atlantic.

The Spanish national anthem is called La Marcha Real (The Royal March).

Some Cities in Spain to visit are Alicante, Barcelona, Granada, Malaga, Murcia, Seville and Valencia.

Spain has a parliamentary monarchy government.

The pomegranate is the symbol of the Spanish city of Granada.

Spain is the 28th most populated country in the world and the sixth most populated country in Europe (after Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy and the Ukraine).

Spain's Currency is the Euro.

If you are traveling to Spain and are a citizen of the European Union, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, or Liechtenstein: all you need is your Identification Card, or a valid passport to gain entry.

The two main newspapers in Spain are El País (The Country) and El Mundo (The World).

Don Quixote (full title: El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha "The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote of La Mancha") is an novel written by Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. It is the most influential work of literature to emerge from the Spanish Golden Age and perhaps the entire Spanish canon of literature.

King Henry VIII's first wife was Spanish. She was called Catherine of Aragon.

Soccer (fútbol) is the most popular spectator sport in Spain.

The average life expectancy in Spain is 79.

Some well known Spanish artists include Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and Joan Miró.

During the 16th century, Spain was one of the most powerful empires in the world.

Bullfighting is considered an art as well as a sport and popular attraction. It is also the biggest and most controversial sport in Spain and is an integral part of Spanish history, art and culture with bull rings in all major cities and beyond.

Accepting a second serving is one of the best ways to show appreciation to the cook in Spain.

The patron saint of Spain is Saint James (Santiago)

Madrid is in the physical centre of the country.

There are no tooth fairies in Spain. Instead, there is a tooth mouse named Ratoncito Pérez.

Flamenco is a Spanish term that refers both to a musical genre, known for its intricate rapid passages, and a dance genre characterized by its audible footwork.

Spain is 5 times bigger than the UK with only two thirds of its population.

94% of the people in Spain are Roman Catholic.

Spain is the third biggest country in Europe (after France and the Ukraine).

Written by: Albert Beetons

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Albert Beetons wrote this article about Spain on behalf of Spanish Villa Rental and Scottish Holiday Houses

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18 August 2012 @ 19:01

Actually, during the 16th century, Spain was not one of the most powerful empires in the world, phillip II's empire was THE most powerful empire in the world and the biggest empire in history.

Besides, one of the facts was wrong, the average of catholic people in Spain is way lower than 94%. The real average is about a 50%

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27 June 2012 @ 14:53

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17 June 2011 @ 18:37

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09 June 2011 @ 10:51

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17 May 2011 @ 19:14

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29 April 2011 @ 17:49

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26 April 2011 @ 20:03

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24 April 2011 @ 02:59

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18 April 2011 @ 18:27

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07 April 2011 @ 03:16

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01 April 2011 @ 20:11

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19 March 2011 @ 13:49

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09 March 2011 @ 17:47

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04 March 2011 @ 00:16

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17 February 2011 @ 15:58

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24 January 2011 @ 23:28

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nat said:
04 October 2010 @ 17:49

Not 95% are roman catholic, there are less!

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14 September 2010 @ 18:02

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03 June 2010 @ 03:45

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dasiey said:
01 April 2010 @ 03:05

Wow spain is very cool i love it in my school i am doing a report on spain so i love it so far hope i get a good grade in it !!!!!!!! and there populatin was 40,280,780

donquikong said:
08 February 2010 @ 20:37

about 90% of the turkish landmass are in what is geographically defined as asia. so i guess it is ok to have it not included into the comparison of spain with other european countries.

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10 December 2009 @ 17:05

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08 December 2009 @ 20:51

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Tiffani said:
24 November 2009 @ 00:13

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pilgrim said:
10 August 2009 @ 07:12

Excellent information!

One minor comment. I notice at the end of the report, in parentheses, it includes the words "the Ukraine".

I have it on good authority that it is similar to saying "the Poland".

While Russia had a tremendous influence over Ukraine, it is very proud to autonomous!

Again, good information!

malcolmkay said:
31 March 2009 @ 23:08

Spain is the 6th most populous country in Europe - Turkey is not on the list, which would be 1st or 2nd. Spain is the 3rd largest country in Europe - again, what about Turkey?

Is Turkey perhaps considered by the author to be in Asia? I don't think the Turks would agree - especially as they want to join the European Union.

tuktuk said:
31 March 2009 @ 18:16

Should the Spanish Territories include Ceuta and Melilla in North Africa?

Tuk Tuk

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