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

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1. The change from summer to winter time (moving clockwise back one hour) is on the last Sunday in October.

2. 17% of fatal accidents were caused by people under the influence of alcohol.

3. This country has more than 32,616,000 motor vehicles (703 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

4. The national top-level domain is .es . There are over 1 612 730 websites with this extension.

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

6. In Seville, the amazing smell of orange flowers floats on the streets in the spring.

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

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

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

10. The country has 150 airports, 99 of the paved surface.

11. In this country there are more than 15 293 km of railway tracks.

12. There are metro lines in three Spanish cities (Barcelona, ​​Bilbao and Madrid).

13. In Spain, processed biogas called blomethane is increasingly used to refuel cars. It can be used in any car with CNG drive.

14. There is a church in Barcelona that has been under construction for over 100 years.

15. Full name of the country – Kingdom of Spain.

16. Political system, parliamentary monarchy.

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

18. The police in Barcelona have been unable to deal with petty crime for many years and tourists are notoriously victims of theft (luggage, hand luggage, backpacks, handbags, wallets). Even leaving the bike at the police station is not safe and the minimum amount from which any search begins is 400 euros.

19. There are over 14.6 thousand km of highways in Spain.

20. The Spaniards invented the mop and beret.

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

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

23. Some types of soup are served cold.


Geography in Spain

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

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

3. Spain borders with such countries as: Andorra 63.7 km, France 623 km, Portugal 1,214 km, Morocco 15,9 km.

4. The country is 1.6 times bigger than Poland.

5. The longest river is Ebro, 930 km.

6. The highest peak is Pico de Teide (Canary Islands), 3718 m above sea level.

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

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

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

10. 185066 km2 of the country is covered by forests (37.1%)

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

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

146. The nearest capital in a straight line from Madrid is Andorra (Andorra) – 493 km.

147. The furthest capital city in a straight line from Madrid is Wellington (New Zealand) – 19854 km.


Finance in Spain

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. Gross domestic product (GDP) …
– in 2015 it is $ 1 421 710 000 000 (6 084 918 800 000 PLN),
– in 2018 it is $ 1,311,000,000,000 (PLN 5,611,080,000,000).

8. Internal debt at the beginning of …
2015 year was 97.7% of GDP, which is about: $ 1,389 010 670,000 (PLN 5,944,966,566,500),
2018 was 98 , 3% of GDP, i.e. around: $ 1 288 713 000 000 (PLN 5 515 691 640 000). To pay it back, each citizen would have to give about $ 27,760 (PLN 118,814).

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

10. 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%).

11. 44% of the world’s oil is produced there.

12. 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).

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


Law in Spain

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

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

3. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11. The last death penalty was made in 1975.

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

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


Education in Spain

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

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

3. The average IQ level is 98.

4. In schools, teachers are called by name.

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


Work in Spain

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

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

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

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

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

6. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 15.3% .

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

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

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

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

11. The work week is 40 hours.


Best in Spain

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1. 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.

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

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

4. 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.

5. Madrid is the greenest capital of Europe.

6. 90% of prostitutes in Spain are illegal immigrants.

7. 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.

8. The longest river is Ebro, 930 km.

9. The highest peak is Pico de Teide (Canary Islands), 3718 m above sea level.

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

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

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

13. 44% of the world’s oil is produced there.

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

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


Army in Spain

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1. Position in the list of the best armies of the world:
2015 year – 27 place,
2018 > year – 19 place.

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

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

4. Army expenses:
2014 year – $ 11,000,000,000 (PLN 47,080,000,000),
2018 year – $ 11,600,000,000 (PLN 49,648,000,000).

5. The naval fleet …
– in 2014 there were about 105 ships, in 2018 it was about < strong style = "color: green;"> 111 ships.


Society in Spain

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1. 21 Spaniards accumulated assets greater than a billion US dollars.

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

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

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

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

6. The average IQ level is 98.

7. 27% of adults living in this country are overweight.

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

9. 40% of people aged 17-24 smoke cigarettes.

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

11. On average, women give birth to 1.5 children.

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

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

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

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

16. The population density is 94 people / km².

17. The main religion is Catholicism, 73%.

19. 8 Spanish citizens received the Nobel Prize.

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

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

22. In this country there are about:
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.

23. 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).

24. 104 people out of 1000 possess firearms.

25. 76% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

26. Spaniards have more cars than mobile phones.

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

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

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


Symbols of Spain

1. The Spanish hymn has no words.

2. The national alcohol is Sherry and Sangria.

3. The national animal is a bull.

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

5. Motto of the country – “Still on”.

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

7. Playing the lottery is a national hobby.


Customs in Spain

1. Spaniards rarely eat breakfast.

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

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

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

5. 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.

6. 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.

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


Holidays in Spain

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


Famous people in Spain

1. 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.

2. 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.


Sport in Spain

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

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


History of Spain

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

2. 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.

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

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

5. 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.

6. The country joined the European Union on January 1, 1986.

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

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

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

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

11. Spain is still a Monarchy.

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

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


Language in Spain

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

2. The Portuguese language in the letter is almost identical to Spanish, while the pronunciation is completely different. Therefore, the Portuguese believe that the Spanish speak only badly spoken Portuguese, and the Spanish, on the contrary, that the Portuguese only speak Spanish badly.

3. In Spanish, the word duda means doubt.

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


Answers

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 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 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