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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)
More Information Spain History
Largest Cities
  • 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 July 10, 2020.

Spain Trivia

What are the Ethnic Groups in Spain?

Romanians, Ecuadorians, and Moroccans are three of the biggest ethnic minorities of Spain.

Largest Ethnic Minorities In Spain

What is an Autonomous Government?

Autonomy refers to the capacity and right of a country or other jurisdiction to govern itself. The term, autonomous comes from the Greek word, autonomous meaning auto - “self” and nomos - “law” respectively. In political, moral, and bioethical philosophy, it is explained as the capability of an entity to make an informed, unforced decision.

What Is An Autonomous Government?

Who Was the First Prime Minister of Spain?

The first prime minister of Spain was Adolfa Suárez, who was in office between 1976 and 1981.

Prime Minsters Of Spain

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