Population: 47.1 million
Official language: Spanish
Religions: Roman Catholic, Muslim and Protestant
Accounting for around 11% of Spain’s annual GDP, tourism is vital to its economy and is one of its top employer sectors. Spain is the 2nd most visited country in the world after France and its capital, Madrid, and Barcelona are the most visited cities. Over 2.6 million people are employed in Spain’s tourism sector during peak season, which is April to October.
Renewable energy is another of Spain’s largest sectors and employs 11 million people. Spain is Europe’s largest producer of wind energy and a leading producer of solar energy. The country plans to fully switch to using 100% renewable energy by 2050.