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Spain's Information

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Land Area 498,980 km2
Water Area 6,390 km2
Total Area 505,370km2 (#51)
Population 48,563,476 (#28)
Population Density 97.33/km2
Government Type Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
GDP (PPP) $1,690.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $36,500
Currency Euro (EUR)
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  • Ethnicity: Spanish 87%, Latin Americans 7%, Western Europeans 3%, African and Middle Eastern 2%, other 1%
  • Holidays
  • GDP total: $1.409 trillion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $30,400 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Castilian Spanish (official) 74%, Catalan 17%, Galician 7%, Basque 2%, are official regionally
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Sevilla, Zaragoza, Malaga, Murcia, Las Palmas, Bilbao, Palma
  • Name: The meaning of the name Espana comes from the Phoenician word i-spn-ya, meaning "land where metals are forged".
  • National Day: October 12

    Note: Spain's National Day (Dia de la Hispanidad) commemorates the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus (Cristobal Colon) in 1492.
  • Religion: Roman Catholic 94%, other 6%
  • Symbols
This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

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