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General facts

Population: 47.1 million

Capital: Madrid

Official language: Spanish

Currency: Euro

Religions: Roman Catholic, Muslim and Protestant

Motto: Plus Ultra (Further beyond)

National Anthem: La Marcha Real

Interesting facts

  • Spain is made up of 17 autonomous regions.
  • Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world.
  • Madrid is the third most populated and fourth richest city in Europe.
  • Spain’s economy is the 7th largest in the world.
  • Spain has over 4,964km of coastline and 8,000km of beaches.
  • The most controversial sport in Spain is bullfighting, which represents Spanish history, art and tradition.

More obscurely, did you know…

  • Instead of the tooth fairy, Spain has a tooth mouse called Ratoncito Perez!
  • 44% of the entire world’s olive oil supply is produced by Spain.
  • Spain is the only country in Europe to produce bananas.
  • La Marcha Real is one of only three national anthems in the world without words.