Welcome to Spain!

Reino de España (Kingdom of Spain) or España (Spain) dates back to the early Middle Ages. It is located in Southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. Spain neighbors Portugal, France, Andorra, and Gibraltar (U.K. Overseas Territory).

Facts

Climate: Varies from arid to sub-tropical to alpine

Population: 48 million people

Capital: Madrid

Government: Parliamentary Monarchy

Regions: 17 culturally and geographically diverse regions

Languages: Spanish (Castilian 74%, Catalan, Galician, Basque)

Religion: 69% Christians

Literacy: 98% can read and write

Currency: Euro (Spanish peseta before 2001)

Economy: World's top olive oil producer  

National Anthem: "La Marcha Real" (The Royal March)

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History

  • 711 - 1492 - Islamic Moors rule Spain
  • 1479 - Kingdom of Spain is formed
  • 1492 - Columbus discovers "New World"
  • 1492 - Expulsion of Jews from Spain
  • 16th century - Forms colonies, builds empire
  • 1609 - Expulsion of Muslims
  • 1936 - 1939 - Spanish Civil War
  • 1939 - Dictator General Franco becomes leader
  • 1975 - Juan Carlos I becomes King
  • 2014 - Felipe VI becomes King

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