Spain Facts

Spain Facts

Spain, known officially as the Kingdom of Spain, is a sovereign state located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. See the file below for more information and facts about Spain.

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%