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Capital : Madrid
Language :  Spanish
Currency :  Euro
Population : 46 812 000
Area : 505 992 km2

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Spain facts

1. The country joined the European Union on January 1, 1986.
2. The population density is 94 people / km².
3. The country is 1.6 times bigger than Poland.
4. The main religion is Catholicism, 73%.
5. The longest river is Ebro, 930 km.
6. The full name of the country – the Kingdom of Spain.
7. Political system, parliamentary monarchy.
9. The highest peak is Pico de Teide (Canary Islands), 3718 m above sea level.
10. Motto of the country – “Still on”.

11. The name Spain derives from the word Ispania, which means: the land of rabbits.

12. Spanish is the second-most-spoken mother tongue in the world (says 328 million people in 44 countries).

13. The Spaniards have the largest number of bars from all European Union countries (1 bar for 129 people).

14. Spain did not participate in the first and in the Second World War.

15. In this country there are over 8,000 km of beaches.

16. The Spaniards invented a mop and a beret.

17. 44% of the world’s oil is produced there.

18. Spaniards have more cars than mobile phones.

19. It is the only country in Europe that produces bananas.

20. In Ibiza, tourists spend about 1.43 billion euros a year.

21. Taxis in Spain are marked with green light on the roof.

22. Playing the lottery is a national hobby.

Author: Turyst

23. Nudity is fully legal. There are many nudist beaches.

24. Some types of soups are served cold.

25. Spain is still a Monarchy.

26. Spain was the only Western European country conquered and controlled by Muslims.

Author: Turyst

27. In this country there are the most species of mammals, reptiles and birds in Europe.

Author: MR

28. About 50 percent of young people under the age of 25 are unemployed.

29. Madrid is the greenest capital of Europe.

30. In Barcelona there is a church that has been under construction for over 100 years.

Author: MR

31. The capital club Real Madrid has 200 million fans worldwide.

32. Bullfights are the most controversial sport. They refer to Spanish tradition, art and history.

33. Madrid is the world capital of Flamenco (a combination of dancing, singing and playing the guitar).

Author: MR

34. 40% of people aged 17-24 smoke cigarettes.

35. 90% of prostitutes in Spain are illegal immigrants.

Author: MR

36. The national delicacy of the Spaniards is the so-called from Valencia Paella. It is a dish consisting mainly of spicy rice, to which chicken and seafood are most often added. All this “mix” suitably seasoned with vegetables and herbs, creates an original, unique taste.

Author: PeeS

37. In Sevilla, the streets smell of orange blossoms in the spring.

Author: Irena

38. Spaniards rarely use the phrases “please” and “thank you” in relation to waiters in cafes. This is not considered an insult.

Author: Susanne

39. One of the most famous surrealists is Spaniard Salvador Dali. His wife was not a Spanish woman but a Russian girl, known under the pseudonym Gala.

40. When renting a car in Spain, do not count on the tank being full or the car will be refueled at all. The Spanish “maniana” even wins the Hertz standards.

41. Police in Barcelona for many years can not cope with petty crime and tourists are notoriously fall victims of theft (luggage, hand luggage, backpacks, purses, wallets). Even leaving a bike under a police station is not safe and the minimum amount from which any search starts is 400 euros.

42. The Spaniards do not actually drink tea, and the black one can not be bought in the store at all.

43. There are not enough parking spaces in Spain. Therefore, the cars are parked in several rows next to each other and no one is pulling a hand. In the morning, the cars are pushed to leave.

44. In some places you can find the type of pedal fixed in the floor by the sink. It is used to “unscrew” and “turn off” water during washing without the need to take your hands off the job.

Author: Sierfly

45. Position in the best world army list:
      – 2015 year – 27 place,
      – 2018 year – 19 place.

46. Number of soldiers:
      – 2014 year – 120,000 professional and 16,000 reservists, < br>       – 2018 year – 124 100 professional and 50,600 reservists.

47. Number of equipment:
      – 2014 year – 410 tanks, 2000 armored vehicles, 530 jet aircraft and 155 helicopters,
      – 2018 year – 327 tanks, 2493 armored vehicles, 522 jet aircraft and 178 helicopters.

48. Expenses for the army:
      – 2014 year – $11,000,000,000 ,
      – 2018 year – $11,600,000,000 .

49. Maritime fleet …
      – in 2014 , the year was around 105 ships, in 2018 the year is about 111 ships.

Author: Wojak

50. The Spanish hymn has no words.

Author: alfa

51. The permissible blood alcohol content in a person driving a car is 0.5 promille.

Author: alfa

52. The full name of the world-famous painter Pablo Picasso was: Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruizy Picasso.

Author: Paulinka88

53. In Spanish, the name of the popular “Colgate” toothpaste means “hang yourself.”

Author: ciekawy

54. In Bunol since 1945, the La Tomatina festival has been organized, during which the participants throw each other on tons of tomatoes.

55. In the El Celler De Can Roca restaurant you can order one of the weirdest ice cream in the world, with the taste of cigar smoke.

56. About 700 descendants of Japanese samurai who settled in the area in the 17th century live in Coria del Rio.

Author: Natalia

57. In Spain there are over 14,6 thousand km of highways.

Author: Speed

58. In Seville, all hot days of the year are hung over the streets of canopies to protect the inhabitants from the heat and sun.

Author: Lili (nowa)

59. In the Middle Ages in Spain there was a Muslim state – the Caliphate of Cordoba, which at that time had the richest economy in Europe.

60. In March 2011, the Castellon-Costa Azahar airport was opened, the construction of which cost over EUR 150 000 Interestingly, no plane has landed on it yet.

Author: Milena85

61. The Spaniards brought to Europe from distant overseas expeditions potatoes, tobacco, tomatoes, cocoa, and maize.

Author: Grzegorz

62. Spain first went bankrupt in 1557. In total, it survived over 40 smaller and larger economic crises.

Author: Jelonek

63. The minimum wage is EUR 756.7 per month (data from 2015).

Author: Daria

64. In 2018, the average monthly salary in this country is 1 840 €.

65. The amount of income tax in Spain is 25%.

66. Men and women can retire at the age of 65 and 3 months.

67. The average pension amount is EUR 844, and the lowest is EUR 686.

68. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 15.3% .

Author: Daria

69. 21 Spaniards accumulated assets greater than a billion US dollars.

70. The richest of them is Amancio Ortega (4th place in the world) with assets worth over $64.5 billion.

Author: $$$NaBogato$$$

71. In schools, teachers are called by name.

72. Spaniards rarely eat breakfast.

Author: Ka

73. In Spain, an average person consumes about 11.2 liters of pure alcohol per year.

74. The national alcohol is Sherry and Sangria.

75. The most beer is beer – 50%, then spirit – 28%, wine – 20%, and other alcoholic beverages – 2%.

Author: AlkoWorld

76. In this country, compulsory education lasts 11 years.

77. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.

78. The average IQ level is 98.

Author: EduKacJa

79. The national animal is a bull.

Author: Kos

80. The change from daylight saving time to winter time (turning clockwise back one hour) is the last Sunday in October.

Author: Adrianna

81. Built-up area allowed speed depending on the area varies from 30 to 50 km / h.

82. In addition to built-up areas, the permitted speed on the normal road varies from 90 to 100 km / h, and on highways 120 km / h.

83. In 2013, 1,680 people lost their lives as a result of traffic accidents.

84. 17% of fatal accidents caused people who were under the influence of alcohol.

85. The country has over 32,616 thousand motor vehicles registered (703 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

Author: AutoMania

86. On March 27, 1977, at the airport in Tenerife, two planes collided. as a result, 583 people were killed. This is the largest air disaster in history.

Author: Fiorella

87. In this country there are over 683 175 km of paved roads including over 16 583 km of expressways (1.06% of all roads in the world).

Author: Marlène

88. In this country there are 150 airports, 99 with paved surface.

89. The largest airport in Spain is in Madrid. Annually over 41 million people use it.

90. In this country there are over 15 293 km of railway tracks.

Author: Marlène

91. In Madrid there is a metro line with a length of 294 km (301 stations). It was opened in 1919. Approximately 560 million people use it annually.

92. In three Spanish cities there are metro lines (Barcelona, ​​Bilbao and Madrid).

Author: Marlène

93. In this country over 35 705 000 (2015) 42 961 230 (2018) people have access to internet (approximately 93% of the population).

Author: NET

94. Around 22 000 000 (2015) 23 000 000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

95. In this country, over 16 143 000 (2015) 16 383 879 (2018) people have access to internet (around 96% of the population).

Author: NET

96. The national top-level domain is .es . There are over 1 612 730 websites with such an extension.

97. The most popular pages with the extension .es are: google.es, elmundo.es and amazon.es.

Author: http

98. This country has 2018 over year $68 041 000 000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.46% of foreign exchange reserves of all countries of the world).

99. Spain has 281600 kg of gold reserves (2018).

Author: Vinamra

100. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $1,421,710,000,000 ,
      – in 2018 the year is $1,311,000,000,000 .

Author: Komornik

101. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 year was 97.7% GDP, or around: $1 389 010 670 000 ,
      – 2018 of the year was 98.3% GDP, or around: $1,288,713 000 000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give around $27,660.

102. Foreign debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 the year was around: $2,064,000,000,000 ,
      – 2018 of the year is around: $2 276 996 363 000 .

Author: Komornik

103. 27% of adults living in this country are overweight.

Author: Łasuch

104. In this country the average adult person smokes 146 cigarettes a month.

Author: VViki

105. In this country homosexual marriages have been legal since July 3, 2005.

Author: Tęczowy

106. In Madrid there are over 1,130 buildings with a height exceeding 35 meters.

107. There are currently 5 “skyscrapers” in Madrid (buildings with a height of over 150 meters).

Author: BobBudowniczy

108. In this country there are 1.9% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 882,038 people).

109. In Spain, according to statistics, an average of one person reads 50 minutes a day.

Author: Reebeka

110. The Portuguese language in the letter is almost identical to Spanish, while the pronunciation is completely different. Therefore, the Portuguese believe that the Spaniards speak Portuguese only badly pronounced, and the Spanish are the opposite that the Portuguese speak only bad pronunciation.

Author: Petrus

111. The lowest temperature: -32 °C was measured at Estany Gento.

112. The highest temperature: 47.2 °C was measured in Murcia.

Author: weather

113. The most deadly disease in this country is lung cancer.

Author: medi

114. The average life expectancy in this country is 82.3 years (women – 85 years and men – 79.4 years).

Author: Wilga

115. 8 Spanish citizens received the Nobel Prize.

Author: redsun

116. In Spanish, the word duda means doubt.

Author: Szczypus

117. On May 30, 1999, Spain joined a political and military organization called NATO.

Author: Weteran

118. In this country, men and women can get married at the age of 18.

119. In this country, women having their first child on average 29.8 years old.

120. 10 women give birth to 15 children on average

Author: Nadia

121. The average age of people living in this country is 42 years.

122. The country is around:
7 172 000 people (15.45%) in the age range 0-14 years.
31 011 000 people (66.8%) in the age range 15-64 years.
8 240 100 people (17.75%) over 65 years old.

123. In this country, about 448 000 children are born each year (1.0% of the population), and about 420,000 people die (0.9% of the population).

Author: Sara19

124. According to surveys, as many as 30% of citizens in this country say they are not interested in politics (6th result in the world).

Author: Zalin

125. The record heatwave that struck Europe in 2003 killed 4,130 people in August.

126. The percentage share in the global Spanish economy in 2015 is 1.88% (for comparison, Poland’s share is 0.74%, and the United States – 23.32%).

Author: Setar

127. The Kingdom of Spain is one of the 12 monarchies in Europe.

Author: KAsia

128. There are currently over 55% of unemployed young people in Spain.

129. Saint Isidore of Seville is the patron of the Internet and Internet users.

Author: Luiza

130. Left-hand traffic was in force until 1924.

Author: AutoMania

131. In this country, a person who is 14 years old is subject to criminal liability.

132. In Spain there are 27.534.5 km2 of agricultural land (55% of the country).

133. 104 people out of 1000 possess firearms.

134. The highest located town in the country is Valdelinares.

135. In this country, women have the right to vote since 1931.

136. In this country, the formalities associated with setting up a business last for 47 days.

137. He joined the United Nations on December 14, 1955.

138. The work week is 40 hours.

Author: Statyk

139. 76% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

140. 185066 km2 of the country is covered by forests (37.1%)

141. The last death penalty was made in 1975.

Author: Statyk

142. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 45%, and for companies 25% (2018).

143. The tax on goods and services is 21% (2018).

144. The level of inflation in 2018 is 2.2%.

Author: Fan%

145. In Spain, recycled biogas, called blomethane, is increasingly used for refueling cars. It can be used in any car with CNG drive.

Author: Mika

What is the highest peak in Spain?
The highest peak in Spain is Pico de Teide (Canary Islands) (3718 m above sea level).

answer: Marta

What is the largest river in Spain?
The largest river in Spain is Ebro, 930 km.

answer: Marta

What is the largest lake in Spain?
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What is the national dish?
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What Spain has national colors?
National colors: red and gold.

answer: Marta

What is national alcohol?
The national alcohol is Sherry and Sangria.

answer: Marta

What is the national animal?
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What is the national sport?
National football is football.

answer: Marta

Which countries borders Spain?
Spain borders on such countries as Andorra 63.7 km, France 623 km, Portugal 1 214 km, Morocco 15.9 km.

answer: Marta

What is the average age of people living in this country?
The average age of people living in this country is 42 years.

answer: Marta

What is the minimum wage?
The minimum wage is EUR 756.7 per month (data from 2015).

answer: Marta

What is the population density in Spain?
The population density is 93 people per km2.

answer: Marta

What is the motto of this country?
Motto of the country – “Still on”.

answer: Marta

What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?
The highest temperature: 47.2 ° C was measured in Murcia.

answer: Marta

What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?
The lowest temperature: -32 ° C was measured at Estany Gento.

answer: Marta

With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?
In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 18.

answer: Marta