Kingdom of Spain is located in the southwest of the European Continent, with a population of 47,042,984, making it the
27th largest national population. Its capital and largest city is Madrid with a total population of 6,489,680. The country
encompasses 504,782 square kilometers making it the 51st largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with France,
Andorra, The Mediterranean Sea, Gibraltar and Portugal.

King Juan Carlos I is recognized as the Chief of State and, along with Heir Apparent Prince Felipe, achieves that status
through heredity and holds that position for life or abdication. President of the Government Mariano R
ajoy is recognized as
the Head of Government and, along with Vice President and Minister of the Presiden
t's Office Soraya Saenz de Santamaria,
achieves that status when the leader of the majority party or the leader of the majority coalition is proposed president by the
Monarch and elected by the National Assembly and holds that position so long as the majority is held. Its form of
government is a parliamentary monarchy and they celebrate the creation of their constitution on 6th of December 1978.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are Castillian Spanish, Catalan, Galician and Basque. It counts among its
major religions Roman Catholic and other faiths. As sources of mass communication it has 207 AM, 715 FM, 1 Short
Wave and 224 Television stations.

Major geographical features are Pico de Teide (Tenerife) on the Canary Islands, its highest point at 3,718 meters and
Atlantic Ocean, its lowest point at 0 meters. Its principal waterway is Douro River, which measures about 1,000 kilometers.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are textiles and apparel, food and
beverages, metals and metal manufactures, chemicals, shipbuilding, automobiles, machine tools, tourism, clay and
refractory products, footwear, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment. Its official currency is Euro.

Here’s something you may not know about Spain. Madrid is Europe's highest capital city at 2,100 feet (640 meters.)
Palma de Mallorca in
Spain's Balearic Islands
Ebro Lake
Castillo de Santa
Ebro River
Guadalquivir River in
southern Spain
Guadiana Cathedral
Madrid- Spain's capital
and largest city
Mulhacen- the highest
mountain in continental
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Paella- a favorite
Spanish dish of meat,
rice and peppers
San Sebastian on
Spain's border with
The Douro River
Updated 28 December 2012
Adult Prevalence Rate:

People Living with HIV/AIDS:

HIV/AIDS Deaths:
0.4% (2009 est.)


Tagus River
Cap de Crus- the
Spanish mainland's
easternmost point
Castillo at Olivenza- a
town claimed by both
Spain and Portugal
Cerro de Los Angeles-
the centermost point of
the Iberian Peninsula
El Hierro in the Canary
Islands- the
southernmost point of
El Teide- Spain's
highest point on
Tenerife Island
Es Casell on Manorca-
Spain's easternmost
Cueta- a Spanish
exclave on the coast of
Lighthouse at Melilla-
an exclave of Spain on
the Moroccan coast
Punta de Estaca de
Bares- the
northernmost point of
the Spanish mainland
Spain's border
crossing into Gibraltar
Spanish ladies and
girls into traditional
Tarifa- the
southernmost point of
continental Spain
View of Andorra from
the Spanish Pyrenees
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Alhambra Fortress- a
Moorish castle in