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Where is Spain?

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Located in the continent of Europe, Spain covers 498,980 square kilometers of land and 6,390 square kilometers of water, making it the 52nd largest nation in the world with a total area of 505,370 square kilometers.

Spain was founded as a distinct and original nation in 1479. The population of Spain is 47,042,984 (2012) and the nation has a density of 94 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Spain is the Euro (EUR). As well, the people of Spain are refered to as Spanish.

The dialing code for the country is 34 and the top level internet domain for Spanish sites is .es.

Spain shares land borders with 5 countries: Morocco, Gibraltar, Andorra, France, Portugal.

To learn more, visit our detailed Spain section.

Quick facts

Population 47,042,984
Density 94.3 / km2 ( 244.2 / mi2 )
Language Spanish
Independence Year 1479
Capital Madrid (Madrid)
Currency Euro
GDP 1,400,000,000,000 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 29,760 (2014 data)
Land Area 498,980 km2 (192,657 mi2)
Water Area 6,390 km2 (2,467 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries Morocco, Gibraltar, Portugal, Andorra
Minimum Longitude -18.170
Maximum Longitude 4.330
Mininum Latitude 27.640
Maximum Latitude 43.790

What is the capital of Spain?

map showing the location of Spain
Location of Madrid on a map.

Madrid is the capital city of Spain. It has a population of 3,255,944, and is located on a latitue of 40.42 and longitude of -3.7.

Madrid is also the political center of Spain, which is considered a Constitutional Monarchy, and home to its Ceremonial head of state.

Quick Facts About Madrid, the Capital Of Spain

City Madrid
Country Spain
Population 3,255,944
Longitude -3.70256000
Latitude 40.41650000
Elevation 665 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Spain

Rank City Population
#1Madrid3,255,944
#2Barcelona1,621,537
#3Valencia814,208
#4Sevilla703,206
#5Zaragoza674,317
#6Malaga568,305
#7Murcia436,870
#8Palma401,270
#9Las Palmas de Gran Canaria381,847
#10Bilbao354,860
#11Alicante334,757
#12Cordoba328,428
#13Valladolid317,864
#14Vigo297,332
#15Gijon277,554
#16Eixample262,485
#17L'Hospitalet de Llobregat257,038
#18Latina256,644
#19Carabanchel253,678
#20A Coruna246,056

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.