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Spain Facts & Figures

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Total area: 504,782 sq km (194,896 sq mi)
Population: 40,525,002
Capital and largest city: Madrid, 5,130,000 (metro. area)
Other large cities: Barcelona, 1,528,800; Valencia, 741,100; Seville, 679,100
Currency: Euro
Languages: Castilian Spanish 74% (official nationwide); Catalan 17%, Galician 7%, Basque 2% (each official regionally)
Religions: Roman Catholic 94%
Time zone: GMT+1; Daylight Saving Time: GMT+2, observed from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October
Electricity: AC 230 V, plugs: 2 round pins (Europlug)


Spain is a country located in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. Its mainland is bordered to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea except for a small land boundary with Gibraltar; to the north by France, Andorra, and the Bay of Biscay; and to the northwest and west by the Atlantic Ocean and Portugal. Spanish territory also includes the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean off the African coast, and two autonomous cities in North Africa, Ceuta and Melilla, that border Morocco. Spain is the second largest country in Western Europe and the European Union after France.


Spain Articles

Great Places To Stay In Barcelona

A most populous and the capital city of Catalonia Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain and the major economic center. It is one of the most lively and elegant cities in the world. The city has much more to see and offer from the historical buildings to skyscrapers, beaches, parks and museums bars, restaurant and typical Catalan dishes.

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Valencia Holidays - Alicante, Benidorm & Valencia Holiday Attractions

Valencia can be found on the eastern coast of Spain and is bordered by the regions of Catalonia, Aragon, Castilla la Mancha and Murcia. The official languages of the region are Castilian Spanish, which everyone is required to know by law throughout Spain under the Spanish Constitution of 1978, and also Valencia, which is similar to Catalan but under a different name.

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When someone is planning for a family outing or outdoor holidays, there are a lot of suitable locations which can be opted for. Especially, when one has got the opportunity of a well deserved outing after a long time work, the best spots need to be chosen so as to relax and unwind their senses.

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Costa Rica Ecotourism, The Gem Called Corcovado

Do your vacation plans include Costa Rica ecotourism? There is a little known gem called Corcovado. Have you ever heard anything about it? No? Well, don't fret because you are not the only one. Corcovado National Park (Parque Nacional Corcovado) is referred to as the Amazon of Costa Rica.

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