Spain – quick facts about Spain

Capital City:

Madrid

Language(s):

Castilian Spanish, Catalan

Religions:

Roman Catholic

Population:

40.2 Million – Male: 19669404 – Female: 20548009

Life expectancy:

Male: 75.87 years – Female: 82.8 years

Population growth:

0.16% (2003)

Geographic Location:

40 00 N, 4 00 W

Land Mass:

499,542 sq km

Terrain:

Flat plateaus surrounded by rugged hills

Coastline:

4,964 km

Lowest point:

Atlantic Ocean 0 m

Highest Point:

Pico de Teide (Tenerife) 3,718 m

Climate:

Moderate climate with cold winters in interior

Natural Hazards:

Droughts

Government type:

Parliamentary Monarchy

Head of State:

King JUAN CARLOS I (since 22 November 1975)

Prime minister:

José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero (Spanish Socialist Workers Party (PSOE))

Independence:

1492

National Holidays: (2004)

Hispanic Day, 12 October

Currency:

Euro

Gross Domestic Product (GDP):

£464,916 Billion

Internet country code:

.es

Railways:

14,189 km total

Highways:

663,795 km total

More information available at:

CIA Website  http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/sp.html

BBC Website  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/country_profiles/991960.stm

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