Spain

Map of Spain and country flag

Spain is the largest country in Southern Europe. It borders the Bay of Biscay, France, and Andorra to the north, the Mediterranean Sea to the east, Gibraltar to the south, and Portugal and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. It also includes overseas territories in the Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, and Africa (the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands, and the autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla).

Country Profile

Official NameContinentSubregionCapital CityPopulationWorld Population %Land Area (kmΒ²)CurrencyCurrency Symbol
The Kingdom of SpainEuropeSouthern EuropeMadrid47,519,6280.59%498,980Euro€
Spain’s capital, Madrid, is the country’s largest and most populous city. Other notable cities include its art, music, and culture capital, Barcelona, and Seville, famous for flamenco dancing.
 
Spain is a largely mountainous country. Mount Teide, on the Canary island of Tenerife, is the highest peak in Spain and the third-highest volcano in the world. However, the Pyrenees β€” located in the north of the country and stretching for more than 400 kilometers β€” is arguably the country’s most famous mountain range. Spain also has thousands of kilometers of coastline, attracting millions of tourists yearly to popular beach resorts on the Costa Brava, Costa Blanca, and Costa del Sol.
 
Most of mainland Spain experiences a Mediterranean climate, with hot summers and mild winters. The mountainous regions, however, can see more rainfall and heavy snow during winter. Meanwhile, the Canary Islands have a reputation for being consistently hot and sunny, making them popular with tourists all year round.
 
Spain is governed under a constitutional monarchy. While the king or queen is the official head of state, their powers are limited, as the ​​legislative branch is the primary governing body.

Spain: Stats and Facts

Official LanguageMain ReligionNational AnthemISO alpha-2ISO alpha-3Internet country domains (TLDs)Dialling CodeCoastline Length (km)Geographic coordinates (center point of country)Number of Time ZonesTime Zone(s)Daylight Savings Time?Driving SideGDP (PPP)GDP per capita (PPP)GDP (nominal)GDP per capita (nominal)
SpanishChristianity
"La Marcha Real"
("The Royal March")
ESESP.es+344,96440 00 N, 4 00 W2UTC Β±00:00 (WET) β€” Canary Islands
UTC +01:00 (CET) β€” Main territory of Spain
right$2,508,699,000,000$52,272$1,676,539,000,000$34,933