Spain

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General Information

 

The Kingdom of Spain  

Location

in southwestern Europe

Border countries

Its mainland is bordered to the south and east by the MediterraneanSeaexcept for a small land boundary with the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar; to the north by France, Andorra, and the Bay of Biscay; and to the northwest and west by the Atlantic Ocean and Portugal.

Area

504,030 km2

Population

46.6 million

Capital

Madrid

Official language

Spanish, recognised regional languages are Basque, Catalan/Valencian, Galician and Occitan

Administrative division

17 autonomous communities and 2 autonomous cities (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 along the coast of Morocco and are collectively referred to as Places of Sovereignty)

Political system

Constituional monarchy

King

Felipe VI

Prime minister

Mariano Rajoy

Parliament

The Cortes Generales (General Courts) is the legislature of Spain. It is a bicameral parliament, composed of the Congress of Deputies (the lowerhouse) and the Senate (the upperhouse).

Currency

Euro (EUR)

Time

CET  (UTC+1)

Calling code

34

Internet TLD

.es

Electricity

230 V

Religion

Roman Catholic 94%

Ethnic groups

composite of Mediterranean and Nordic types

International organisations

  • Member of the European Union;
  • The International Organization for Migration (IOM);
  • NATO;
  • The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and others.

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