Quick Facts

Population: 45 million (2007 est.)
Provinces & Autonomous Communities: 50 and 17 (respectively),  
Languages: Castilian Spanish (official), while Catalan, Galician and Basque are spoken in their respective regions.
Average Temperature: varies depending on region, due to Spain's geographical diversity.
Currency: the Euro, €
Capital: Madrid

Interesting Facts 
  • In 2005, Spain became one of the very few countries in the world to legalize same-sex marriages.
  • Spain is visited by more than 48 million tourists annually, making it the 3rd most popular tourist destination in the world
  • Smoking has been banned in all public areas since 2006, making Spain one of the first European countries to do so.
Country Profile
Just imagine yourself running with the bulls in Pamplona, or enjoying the marvels of Gaudi's architectural achievements in Barcelona.  Spain is a country rich in culture, history and excitement.  Whether you are someone who is looking for a wild adventure, or someone who has a keen interest in art, Spain has plenty to offer for just about everyone.  With an estimated population of 45 million people, this country is also quite diverse in terms of its landscape, as well as its various regions. 
As Europe's second largest country, in terms of geographical size, Spain is one of the most popular destinations for those seeking for some sun, fun and tantalizing cuisine. Although Spanish is the official language, there are five indigenous languages which are also spoken throughout the country.  This reflects each region’s history and culture. Spain has a total of 50 provinces, each of which provides visitors with many opportunities to seek and explore.  Ranging from the spectacular metropolis of Madrid to the tranquility and rugged mountain beauty of Los Picos de Europa, located in the province of Asturias, it is a country filled with fantastic treasures. 
Spain has hundreds of wonderful and fascinating cities for visitors to choose from.  It comes as no surprise why so many decide to go back and see more of this beautiful country.  Don Quijote, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali, amongst others, are just some of its most well-known characters and personalities. For those interested in learning the Spanish language and culture, this is a country which can offer a wealth of possibilities.

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