Spain profile

Picasso's El Quijote The story of Don Quixote - depicted here by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso - is loved the world over
  • Full name: Kingdom of Spain
  • Population: 46.7 million (UN 2012)
  • Capital: Madrid
  • Area: 505,988 sq km (195,363 sq miles)
  • Major languages: Spanish (Castilian), Catalan and its variant Valencian, Gallego (Galician), Euskera (Basque)
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 79 years (men), 85 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 euro = 100 cents
  • Main exports: Transport equipment, agricultural products
  • GNI per capita: US $30,930 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .es
  • International dialling code: +34

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