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Spain

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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