Where is Spain?

Located in Southwestern Europe, Spain has a 1,953.00 km border with Andorra (63 km), France (646 km), Gibraltar (1.2 km), Portugal (1,224 km), Morocco (Ceuta) (8 km), Morocco (Melilla) (10.5 km).In 2002, Gibraltar residents voted overwhelming to rejected any "shared sovereignty" arrangement with Spain. Morocco also protests some of Spain's control of coastal territories.

Spain is a European country covering 505,370.00 km2 of which 1.26% is water and 498,980.00 km2 is land. Spain has two autonomous cities - Ceuta and Melilla - and 17 autonomous communities including Balearic Islands and Canary Islands, and three small Spanish possessions off the coast of Morocco - Islas Chafarinas, Penon de Alhucemas, and Penon de Velez de la Gomera. This makes it the 53rd largest country in the world and almost five times the size of Kentucky; slightly more than twice the size of Oregon. Its geographic coordinates are 40 00 N, 4 00 W and Madrid is the capital city.

The true origins of the country's name are unknown.

Its ISO code is ES.

Geography

Spain has a mean elevation of 660 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Atlantic Ocean. Its highest elevation is Pico de Teide (Tenerife) on Canary Islands which is 3,718m above tall.

It has a tropical monsoon climate with northeast monsoons from December to march and southwest monsoons from June to October. Its terrain is made up of a flat plateau surrounded by rugged hills and mountains in the north.

Population

Spain has a population of 48,563,476 making it the 28th largest in the world. Much of the population can be found along the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts.

Castilian Spanish and Catalan are both widely spoken. The ethnic makeup is described as a composite of Mediterranean and Nordic types. The majority of the population is Roman Catholic, with a large athiest minority.

The dialing code for the country is 34.

Government

Spain is an independent country. It has been a country since 1492. Its constitution was last ratified in 1978.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Spain's GDP is $1,690,000,000,000.00 (USD) with $36,500.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 16th largest economy and its citizens the 48th richest in the world. The currency of Spain is the Euro (EUR).

Its major export partners are France, Germany, and Italy. Its main exports are machinery, motor vehicles, foodstuffs, and pharmaceuticals. Its major import partners are Germany, France, and China. Its major imports include machinery and equipment, fuels, and chemicals.

This page was last modified on August 1st, 2017