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About Spain in detail
Where is Spain?
Spain, in case, if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 40 24 N 3 41 W otherwise in Europe, in Southwestern Europe, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, North Atlantic Ocean, Bay of Biscay, and Pyrenees Mountains; southwest of France.
What is the capital city of Spain?
The capital city of Spain is: Madrid.
What is the time in Madrid?
It is 6 hours ahead of Washington, D.C. during Standard Time; the timezone of Madrid is: UTC+1.
What is the Internet code for Spain?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Spain is: .es
What is the size of Spain?
The territory of Spain is total: 505,370 sq km; land: 498,980 sq km, water: 6,390 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Spain is almost five times the size of Kentucky; slightly more than twice the size of Oregon.
If we would like to walk around and discover Spain, we can cover a total distance: 1,952.7 km.
What is the water coverage of Spain?
We have already mentioned what percentage of Spain is covered by water (see below), and this includes 4,964 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Spain?
The climate of Spain is temperate: clear, hot summers in interior, more moderate and cloudy along coast: cloudy, cold winters in interior, partly cloudy and cool along coast.
Geographical data of Spain
The elevation of Spain; mean elevation: 660 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m, highest point: Pico de Teide on Canary Islands 3,718 m.
The specific geographical details of Spain include large, flat to dissected plateau surrounded by rugged hills; Pyrenees Mountains in north.
Suppose we would like to describe the countries location from a different perspective. In that case, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Spain is a strategic location along approaches to Strait of Gibraltar; Spain controls a number of territories in northern Morocco including the enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla, and the islands of Penon de Velez de la Gomera, Penon de Alhucemas, and Islas Chafarinas.
Resources and land use of Spain
The country’s main mined products are coal, lignite, iron ore, copper, lead, zinc, uranium, tungsten, mercury, pyrites, magnesite, fluorspar, gypsum, sepiolite, kaolin, potash, hydropower, arable land. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 54.1%; arable land 24.9%; permanent crops 9.1%; permanent pasture 20.1%; forest: 36.8%; other: 9.1% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Spain
The number of inhabitants of Spain is 48,563,476 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of the population distribution, it is safe to say that with the notable exception of Madrid, Sevilla, and Zaragoza, the largest urban agglomerations are found along the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts; numerous smaller cities are spread throughout the interior reflecting Spain’s agrarian heritage; dense settlement is found around the capital of Madrid, as well as the port city of Barcelona.
If we look at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 79.6% of the total population (2015).
Most of the population in Spain is concentrated in MADRID (capital) 6.199 million; Barcelona 5.258 million; Valencia 810,000 (2015).
Ethnicity in Spain
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups are composite of Mediterranean and Nordic types.
Spoken languages in Spain
The spoken languages in Spain are the following: Castilian Spanish (official language nationwide) 74%, Catalan (official language in Catalonia, the Balearic Islands, and the Valencian Community (where it is known as Valencian)) 17%, Galician (official language in Galicia) 7%, Basque (official language in the Basque Country and in the Basque-speaking area of Navarre) 2%, Aranese (official language in the northwest corner of Catalonia (Vall d’Aran) along with Catalan;.
What are the most important religions in Spain?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Roman Catholic 94%, other 6%.
Further population data of Spain
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 15.43% (male 3,854,687 / female 3,638,288) 15-24 years: 9.56% (male 2,400,188 / female 2,243,311) 25-54 years: 45.24% (male 11,200,786 / female 10,771,652) 55-64 years: 11.91% (male 2,820,933 / female 2,963,050) 65 years and over: 17.85% (male 3,700,832 / female 4,969,749) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Spain is 0.84% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Spain the birth rate is 9.4 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 9.1 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so childbearing is extended. In Spain, the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is N/A.
In the best-case scenario, although the children’s birth is postponed, the parents can still see their kids grow as life expectancy also extended. In the case of Spain, these figures are. With the introduction of modern medicine, vaccinations, and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Spain are the following: N/A. Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 9% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Spain
Suppose we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; After experiencing a prolonged recession in the wake of the global financial crisis that began in 2008, in 2016 Spain marked the third full year of positive economic growth in nine years, largely due to increased private consumption. At the onset of the fUntil 2014, credit contraction in the private sector, fiscal austerity, and high unemployment weighed on domestic consumption and investment. The unemployment rate rose from a low of about 8% in 2007 to more than 26% in 2013, but labor reforms prompted aExports were resilient throughout the economic downturn and helped to bring Spain’s current account into surplus in 2013 for the first time since 1986, where it remained in 2014-16. Rising labor productivity and an internal devaluation resulting from modeThe government’s efforts to implement labor, pension, healthcare, tax, and education reforms – aimed at supporting investor sentiment – have become overshadowed by political activity in 2015 in anticipation of the national parliamentary elections in Decem.
GDP is a prominent figure, as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Spain is $1.252 trillion (2015 estimate).
Another important indicator is the rate of GDP growth, which in Spain is 3.1% (2016 estimate) 3.2% (2015 estimate) 1.4% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy; remember in 2015, the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Spain this is $36,500 (2016 estimate) $35,300 (2015 estimate) $34,200 (2014 estimate).
In the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Spain produces?
The main agricultural products of Spain are grain, vegetables, olives, wine grapes, sugar beets, citrus; beef, pork, poultry, dairy products; fish.
Regarding the economy, the essential segments are textiles and apparel (including footwear), food and beverages, metals and metal manufactures, chemicals, shipbuilding, automobiles, machine tools, tourism, clay and refractory products, footwear, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on textiles and apparel (including footwear), food and beverages, metals and metal manufactures, chemicals, shipbuilding, automobiles, machine tools, tourism, clay and refractory products, footwear, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment.
Drinking water source in Spain
It is essential to mention that – thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 100% of the population, rural: 100% of the population, total: 100% of the population. Unimproved: urban: 0% of the population, rural: 0% of the population, total: 0% of the population (2015 estimate).
The average number of childbirth in Spain
In Spain, the average delivery number is 1.49 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Spain
The average age of the population is 42.3 years; male: 41.2 years, female: 43.6 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Spain, it is 18 years of age, universal.
When we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor in the number of new immigrants. In Spain is 8 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of Spain. Dual citizenship recognized: only with select Latin American countriesresidency requirement for naturalization: 10 years for persons with no ties to Spain.
Is Spain a safe destination? Healthcare services and infectious diseases in Spain
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and infectious diseases of their destinations. In Spain, the hospital beds’ density is 3.1 beds / 1,000 population (2011).
According to the WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Spain the N/A.
However, HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced; it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities due to the disease.
In Spain the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: N/A.
Regarding tourism obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate of obese adults in Spain is 26.5% (2014).
What are the natural hazards in Spain? Is there any?
The most known natural risk in Spain are periodic droughts, occasional floodingvolcanism: volcanic activity in the Canary Islands, located off Africa’s northwest coast; Teide (elevation 3,715 m) has been deemed a Decade Volcano by the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior, worthy of study due to its explosive history and close proximity to human populations; La Palma (elevation 2,426 m), which last erupted in 1971, is the most active of the Canary Islands volcanoes; Lanzarote is the only other historically active volcano.
More interesting facts about Spain
A few words about the past, as every country and society, is connected to its history; Spain’s powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in economic and political power. Spain remained neutral in World War I and II but suffered through a devastating civil war (1936-39). A peaceful transition to democracy following the death of dictator Francisco FRANCO in 1975, and rapid economic modernization (Spain joined the EU in 1986) gave Spain a dynamic and rapidly growing economy and made it a global champion of freedom and human rights. More recently the government has focused on measures to reverse a severe economic recession that began in mid-2008. Austerity measures implemented to reduce a large budget deficit and reassure foreign investors have led to one of the highest unemployment rates in Europe. Spain assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2015-16 term.
In every nation’s memory, some cornerstones placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Spain: 1492; the Iberian peninsula was characterized by a variety of independent kingdoms prior to the Muslim occupation that began in the early 8th century A.D. and lasted nearly seven centuries; the small Christian redoubts of the north began the reconquest almost immediately, culminating in the seizure of Granada in 1492; this event completed the unification of several kingdoms and is traditionally considered the forging of present-day Spain.
The flag and other symbols of Spain
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, three horizontal bands of red (top), yellow (double-width), and red with the national coat of arms on the hoist side of the yellow band; the coat of arms is quartered to display the emblems of the traditional kingdoms of Spain (clockwise from upper left, Castile, Leon, Navarre, and Aragon) while Granada is represented by the stylized pomegranate at the bottom of the shield; the arms are framed by two columns representing the Pillars of Hercules, which are the two promontories (Gibraltar and Ceuta) on either side of the eastern end of the Strait of Gibraltar; the red scroll across the two columns, bears the imperial motto of “Plus Ultra” (further beyond) referring to Spanish lands beyond Europe; the triband arrangement with the center stripe twice the width of the outer dates to the 18th century. Note: the red and yellow colors are related to those of the oldest Spanish kingdoms: Aragon, Castile, Leon, and Navarre.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of national unity is the national anthem. The anthem’s primary purpose is to share the nation’s core values, endeavors, and patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Spain: Pillars of Hercules; national colors: red, yellow.
Constitution of Spain
The existence of the nation is based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew worldwide, like the U.S. Constitution that was accepted on the 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of the United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Spain?
Most of the time, the legal system of a country is the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action,” while in the rest of the world where the law is based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Spain is a civil law system with regional variations.
It was Aristotle who founded the Theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. The age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have defined the way we still use them. In most democratic countries, the three authorities separated from each other. In dictatorships, the rules usually interweaved in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Spain, we can highlight the following structures bicameral General Courts or Las Cortes Generales consists of the Senate or Senado (266 seats as of 2013; 208 members directly elected in multi-seat constituencies by simple majority vote and 58 appointed by the regional legislatures; members serve 4-year terms) and the Congress of Deputies or Congreso de los Diputados (350 seats; 348 members directly elected in 50 multi-seat constituencies by proportional representation vote and 2 directly elected from the North African Ceuta and Melilla enclaves by simple majority vote; members serve 4-year terms or until the government is dissolved)elections: Senate – last held on 26 June 2016 (next to be held 26 June 2016); Congress of Deputies – last held on 20 December 2015 (next to be held no later than 26 June 2020); note – the four main parties were unable to form a government so a second election was held six months laterelection results: Senate – percent of vote by party – NA; seats by party – PP 151, PSOE 63, Podemos 23, ERC 12, EAJ/PNV 6, CDC 4, other 7; Congress of Deputies – percent of vote by party – PP 33.0%, PSOE 22.7%, Podemos 21.1%, C’s 13.0%, ERC-CatSi 2.6%, CDC 2.0%, EAJ/PNV 1.2%, other 4.4%; seats by party – PP 137, PSOE 85, Podemos 71, C’s 32, ERC-CatSi 9, CDC 8, EAJ/PNV 5, other 3.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Spain
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate. Still, as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor, and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts fail. In Spain the labor force is 22.89 million (2016 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Spain is total: 3.3 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 3.6 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 2.9 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) – as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Spain is 19.7% (2016 estimate).
Widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the most affluent eight people’s fortune is equal to the wealth of the poorest half of the world’s population.
In Spain, the households’ income and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 2.5% highest 10%: 24% (2011).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but is mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index was named after its founder Corrado Gini, an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one of the criteria concentrated on the territory. In Spain, the GINI index is .35,9 (2012).
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less, is a subjective measure. It varies by country; its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the most deficient 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Spain, the poverty line people are the lowest 10%: 2.5% highest 10%: 24% (2011).
About the budget and central governments debt of Spain
The available budget mainly defines the state’s economy. The budget of Spain is; revenues: $461.3 billion, expenditures: $512.9 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 36.8% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is N/A.
The fiscal year in Spain is the calendar year.
In the country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state’s local, federal, and central government debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Spain
A few further interesting and relevant economic data are the following; Inflation rate: -0.3% (2016 estimate), -0.6% (2015 estimate), and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 2.4% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Spain
Spain, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Spain is: $266.3 billion (2016 estimate), $277.9 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: machinery, motor vehicles; foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals, medicines, other consumer goods.
The most important export partners of Spain are the France 15.7%, Germany 11%, Italy 7.4%, UK 7.4%, Portugal 7.1%, US 4.5% (2015).
The most important imported products are machinery and equipment, fuels, chemicals, semi-finished goods, foodstuffs, consumer goods, measuring and medical control instruments, and the countries from where the import is coming: Germany 14.4%, France 11.7%, China 7.1%, Italy 6.5%, Netherlands 5%, UK 4.9% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Spain
To suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies have to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against pollution. Spain, the indicator of how much of the country’s produced energy is coming from the hydroelectric source, is 19.6% of total installed capacity (2014 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy produced is 30% of total installed capacity (2014 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Spain, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Spain; well-developed, modern facilitiesdomestic: combined fixed-line and mobile-cellular teledensity exceeds 145 telephones per 100 persons international: country code – 34; submarine cables provide connectivity to Europe, Middle East, Asia, and the US; satellite earth stations – 2 Intelsat (1 Atlantic Ocean and 1 Indian Ocean), NA Eutelsat; tropospheric scatter to adjacent countries (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Spain
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but if the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Spain: 150 (2013), and the number of heliports: 10 (2013).
The total length of the roadways in Spain: total: 683,175 km, paved: 683,175 km (includes 16,205 km of expressways) (2011).
The total length of the waterways in Spain: 1,000 km (2012).
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Facts & data about Spain
Name of the country: conventional long way: Kingdom of Spain, traditional short form: Spain, local long form: Reino de Espana, local short state: Espana, etymology: derivation of the name “Espana” is uncertain, but may come from the Phoenician term “span,” related to the word “spy,” meaning “to forge metals,” so, “i-spn-ya” would mean “place where metals are forged”; the ancient Phoenicians long exploited the Iberian Peninsula for its mineral wealth.
|Abbreviation: Spain||Geographic coordinates:|
40 00 N, 4 00 W
|Country Location: Europe|
|Capital of Spain: Madrid||GPS of the Capital:|
40 24 N 3 41 W
|Position: Southwestern Europe, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, North Atlantic Ocean, Bay of Biscay, and Pyrenees Mountains; southwest of France|
|Land area: total: 505,370 sq km; land: 498,980 sq km, water: 6,390 sq km||Terrain: large, flat to dissected plateau surrounded by rugged hills; Pyrenees Mountains in north||Area comparative: almost five times the size of Kentucky; slightly more than twice the size of Oregon|
|Population: 48,563,476 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 0.84% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.07 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.06 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.07 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 1.04 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.95 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.74 male(s) / female, total population: 0.98 male(s) / female (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $266.3 billion (2016 estimate), $277.9 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $287.9 billion (2016 estimate), $302.6 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: Germany 14.4%, France 11.7%, China 7.1%, Italy 6.5%, Netherlands 5%, UK 4.9% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 79.6% of the total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): MADRID (capital) 6.199 million; Barcelona 5.258 million; Valencia 810,000 (2015)||Median age: total: 42.3 years; male: 41.2 years, female: 43.6 years (2016 estimate)|
|Internet users: total: 37.886 million. Percent of the population: 78.7% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed-lines): total subscriptions: 19,180,192. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 40 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 50.926 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 106 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 19.7% (2016 estimate)||Nationality: Spaniard(s) adjective: Spanish||National holidays: National Day, 12 October (1492); year when Columbus first set foot in the Americas|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 81.7 years. Male: 78.7 years, female: 84.9 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 1.49 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 9.4 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 98.1%; male: 98.7%, female: 97.5% (2015 estimate)||Legal system: civil law system with regional variations||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: textiles and apparel (including footwear), food and beverages, metals and metal manufactures, chemicals, shipbuilding, automobiles, machine tools, tourism, clay and refractory products, footwear, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment||Industrial production growth rate: 2% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 3.1% (2016 estimate) 3.2% (2015 estimate) 1.4% (2014 estimate)|
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