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Geography Statistics of Spain

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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  • Coastline: 4,964 km (3,084.48 miles)
  • Land Area:
    (land) 192,656 sq miles (498,980 sq km)
    (water) 2,467 sq miles (6,390 sq km)
    (TOTAL) 195,123 sq miles (505,370 sq km)

    To convert sq km (kilometers) to sq mi (miles) use our converter

  • Land Area: (all countries)
  • Land Divisions: Spain has 17 autonomous communities and 2 autonomous cities. They are: Andalucia, Aragon, Asturias, Baleares (Balearic Islands), Ceuta, Canarias (Canary Islands), Cantabria, Castilla-La Mancha, Castilla y Leon, Cataluna, Comunidad Valenciana, Extremadura, Galicia, La Rioja, Madrid, Melilla, Murcia, Navarra, Pais Vasco (Basque Country)

    Note: The autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla plus three small islands of Islas Chafarinas, Penon de Alhucemas, and Penon de Velez de la Gomera, administered directly by the Spanish central government, are all located along the coast of Morocco and are collectively referred to as Places of Sovereignty (Plazas de Soberania)
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  • Regions (largest by population) Andalusia, 7,975,672 (2005 est)
  • Regions (largest by size) Castilla y Leon,
    94,223 sq km
  • Horizontal Width: 1017 km (631 miles) from La Coruna to Portbou
  • Vertical Length: 805 km (501 miles) from Bilbao south to Gibraltar

    Note: Lengths and widths are point-to-point, straight-line measurements from a Mercator map projection, and will vary some using other map projections
  • Bordering Countries: (3) Andorra, France and Portugal, plus the British colony of Gibraltar
  • Geographic Center: 5.95 km (3.7 miles) southeast of Madrid
  • Highest Point: Pico del Teide, the island of Tenerife, Canary Islands, at 3,718 m (12,198 ft)
  • Lowest Point: Atlantic Ocean, 0 m (0 ft)
  • Latitude and Longitude
  • Relative Location
This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

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