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Spain Travel Information
Spain is the third most popular tourist country in the world, and its not hard to see why. Every region is Spain has it's own flavour and you can find out about it all here!

Most popular destinations
The most popular destinations searched for on this site are:
Balearic Islands Madrid Valencia

Spain, or the Kingdom of Spain (Spanish: Reino de España), is a country located in southwest ern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. Its mainland is bordered to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea except for a small land boundary with Gibraltar; to the north by France, Andorra, and the Bay of Biscay; and to the northwest and west by the Atlantic Ocean and Portugal. Spanish territory also includes the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean off the African coast, and two autonomous cities in North Africa, Ceuta and Melilla, that border Morocco. With an area of 504,030 km², Spain is the second largest country in Western Europe and the European Union after France.

Because of its location, the territory of Spain was subject to many external influences, often simultaneously, since prehistoric times and through the dawn of Spain as a country. Conversely, the country itself has been an important source of influence to other regions, chiefly during the Modern Era, when it became a global empire that has left a legacy of over 400 million Spanish speakers today.

Spain is a democracy organised in the form of a parliamentary government under a constitutional monarchy. It is a developed country with the ninth largest economy by nominal GDP, and high living standards (16th highest HDI). It is a member of the United Nations, European Union, NATO, OECD, and WTO.

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Location within Europe
Location of  Spain  (dark green)– on the European continent  (green & dark grey)– in the European Union  (green)  —  [Legend]

Facts about Spain

Population: 46,661,950 (2009)
Capital:
Madrid
Official language:
Spanish

Recognised regional languages:
Aranese, Basque, Catalan/Valencian and Galician

Currency:
Euro (EUR)
Time zone:
CET (UTC+1) - Summer (UTC+1)
Internet TLD:  .es
Calling code:  33

Regions: