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Key country data

Capital: Madrid
Area: 505 k km2
Population: 47 mln
Languages: Castilian Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Basque
Currency: European euro (EUR)
Voltage: 230V/50Hz, Plug type C/F
Time zone: UTC+1
Political system: Constitutional monarchy with ceremonial monarch
Main religions: Roman Catholic


Spain is a varied country sharing the Iberian Peninsula with Portugal at the western side of the Mediterranean Sea. It is the country with the largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, after Italy. Spain is advertised as a great tourist destination in Europe due to its friendly people, its cuisine, relaxed lifestyle, and festivities and world-famous folklore. Amid many places worth visiting are Spain's thriving capital Madrid, the lively coastal city of Barcelona, the famed "Running of the Bulls" at Pamplona, also the Andalusian cities like Granada and Córdoba, Seville, and the idyllic Balearic and Canary Island.


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