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Spain

Flag of Spain

Official languages
Capital
Spanish
Madrid
Area
Government
505,992 km2
constitutional monarchy
Population
Religion
46,704,314 Spanish and other Europeans 89%, Muslims 11% (including inmigrants)
Catholic 67%, None 24%, Muslim 6%, Protestant 2%, Judaism 1%
Time zone
Currency
CET (UTC+1)
Euro
Demonym Spanish
Location of Spain in Europe

Spain is a country in southern Europe, situated in the Iberian Peninsula.

Spain is a member state of the European Union and a member state of the eurozone. Spain has influence in Europe and is a modern and developed state. Its capital city is Madrid, but there are other important cities, like Barcelona and Valencia.

The government is officially a unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy. The current king of Spain is Felipe VI.

La Alhambra

Geography[edit | edit source]

Occupying the greater part of the Iberian Peninsula, in the southern of Europe. It borders Andorra, Portugal, Gibraltar, France and Morocco.

Economy[edit | edit source]

Spain is the 14th largest economy in the world and the 4th largest economy in European Union. The quality life is also include in the top 10. Spain is victim of a big crisis, like other countries in the EU. Currently, political corruption has become a problem for all of its citizens. Also there is an issue of Catalonia and the Catalan Parliament attempting to declare Independence from Spain.

Spain has the fastest growing economy in the EU.

History[edit | edit source]

The history of Spain is very long. Many civilizations occuped the Penninsula like Phoencians, Greeks and Carthaginians.

Cities[edit | edit source]

A partial view of Madrid

Madrid is the Capital City of Spain and the most populous city. But there are othe important cities: Zaragoza, Barcelona, Bilbao or Valencia.

Spanish cities are compared like other cities in the Iberian Peninsula.

Climate[edit | edit source]

Spain is known as the "Country of Sun". Spain has got hot summers and cold winters in the interior of the country and cool summers and winters in other places of the country like Valencia, Cádiz or Canary Islands.

Languages[edit | edit source]

The official language is Spanish. But there other languages spoken in the territory, like Catalan language, Basque language and more.

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