Spain Facts and Culture

  • Food and Recipes: At a formal dinner, the host or hostess indicates seating arrangements for guests. For example, ladies, older people, and guests... More
  • Family: The average Spanish family today has 0.7 children., the Spanish birth rate is one of the lowest in the European... More
  • Fashion: The Spanish are concerned with their public appearance, even when just running errands. A person's social standing is often... More
  • Visiting: In former times, there used to be some protocol rules in Spain which are not longer in application: e.g. the... More

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Capital Madrid
Government Type parliamentary monarchy
Currency euro (EUR)
Population 47,370,542
Total Area 195,123 Square Miles
505,370 Square Kilometers
Location Southwestern Europe, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, North Atlantic Ocean, Bay of Biscay, and Pyrenees Mountains; southwest of France
Language Castilian Spanish (official) 74%, Catalan 17%, Galician 7%, and Basque 2%

note: Catalan is official in Catalonia, the Balearic Islands, and the Valencian Community (where it is known as Valencian); in the northwest corner of Catalonia (Vall d'Aran), Aranese is official along with Catalan; Galician is official in Galicia; Basque is official in the Basque Country

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