Spain Facts

Spain Facts

Capital
Madrid

Population
40,037,995 (July 2001 est.)

Area
504,782 sq km (this includes land & water – slightly more than twice the size of Oregon)

Government
Parliamentary monarchy

Money
Spanish peseta (ESP); euro (EUR)

Climate
Temperate; clear, hot summers in interior, more moderate and cloudy along coast; cloudy, cold winters in interior, partly cloudy and cool along coast

Languages
Castilian Spanish (official) 74%, Catalan 17%, Galician 7%, Basque 2%