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Welcome to Spain, a land of unique beauty and contrasts. Spain is separated from much of Europe by the Pyrenees Mountains. Northern cities boast wild architecture. The sunny south beckons to tourists. Read on to learn more about this land.

Get to know Spain! Get the facts about its land, products and culture.


Official name: Kingdom of Spain


Size: 195,124 square miles (505,370 square kilometers); slightly more than twice the size of Oregon


Population:  46,754,784 as of July 2011


Population Under Age 14: 15.1%


Capital: Madrid


Official Language: Castilian Spanish


Currency: Euro (EUR)


Religion: 94 % Roman Catholic, 6% Other


Literacy: 97.9%


Climate: Cold winters, hot summers in the inland areas; more temperate seasonsalong the coast


Agriculture products: grain, vegetables, olives, wine grapes, sugar beets, citrus, beef, pork, poultry, dairy products, fish


Industries: textiles and apparel, food and beverages, metals, chemicals, shipbuilding, automobiles, machine tools, tourism, clay products, footwear, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment

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