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Barcelona

Barcelona

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Ibiza

Ibiza

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Madrid

Madrid

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Malaga

Malaga

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Mallorca

Mallorca

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Menorca

Menorca

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Palma

Palma

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Pamplona

Pamplona

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Sevilla

Sevilla

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Valencia

Valencia

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Country (long form) Kingdom of Spain
Capital Madrid
Total Area 194,897.42 sq mi
504,782.00 sq km
(slightly more than twice the size of Oregon)
Population 40,037,995 (July 2001 est.)
Estimated Population in 2050 32,562,163
Languages Castilian Spanish (official) 74%, Catalan 17%, Galician 7%, Basque 2%
Literacy 97.0% total, N/A% male, N/A% female
Religions Roman Catholic 99%, other 1%
Life Expectancy 75.47 male, 82.62 female (2001 est.)
Government Type parliamentary monarchy
Currency 1 euro (EUR) = 100 cents
GDP (per capita) $18,000 (2000 est.)
Industry textiles and apparel (including footwear), food and beverages, metals and metal manufactures, chemicals, shipbuilding, automobiles, machine tools, tourism
Agriculture grain, vegetables, olives, wine grapes, sugar beets, citrus; beef, pork, poultry, dairy products; fish
Arable Land 30%
Natural Resources coal, lignite, iron ore, uranium, mercury, pyrites, fluorspar, gypsum, zinc, lead, tungsten, copper, kaolin, potash, hydropower, arable land
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Geography of Spain

Spain, officially Kingdom of Spain, a country in southwestern Europe. It occupies about four-fifths of the Iberian Peninsula and borders on Portugal, France, Andorra, and Gibraltar.

History of Spain

The Iberian Peninsula has been inhabited since prehistoric times, first by Neanderthal Man and later by Cro-Magnon Man and various other early peoples.