Facts and stats about Spain

47.37 million

Population. Ranked 28th in 2013.


GDP per capita. Ranked 26th in 2012.


Andorra 63.7 km, France 623 km, Gibraltar 1.2 km, Portugal 1,214 km, Morocco (Ceuta) 6.3 km, Morocco (Melilla) 9.6 km
Largest city Madrid - 2,947,228
Capital city Madrid - 2,947,228
Major language Spanish (Castilian), Catalan and its variant Valencian, Gallego (Galician), Euskera (Basque)
Major religion Christianity
Monetary unit euro
Head of state King Juan Carlos I
Prime minister Mariano Rajoy
Alternative names Kingdom of Spain, Spain, Espana
Groups Group object, Group object, Group object, Group object, Group object, Group object, Group object, Group object, Group object, Group object, Group object

Interesting observations about Spain

  • Spain ranked first for unemployment rate amongst European Union in 2012.
  • Spain ranked first for land use > permanent crops amongst Europe in 2013.
  • Spain ranked second for population amongst Tourist destinations in 2013.
  • Spain ranked first for drinking water source > improved > rural amongst Christian countries in 2013.
  • Spain ranked first for unemployment rate amongst High income OECD countries in 2010.
  • Spain ranked #4 for GDP amongst Catholic countries in 2012.
  • Spain ranked first for life expectancy at birth, total > years amongst Eurozone in 2011.
  • Spain ranked first for migration > net migration > per capita amongst Heavily indebted countries in 2005.
  • Spain ranked first for drug access globally in 2000.
  • Spain ranked first for sex ratio > 15-64 years amongst NATO countries in 2012.


Yeah, free galicia, the basque country, valencia, and catalonia and let them all stop with the nonsense and come crying back in a year begging for money, protection and resources. you got the good life, stop complaining.

Posted on 24 Apr 2009




J.P. I have to let you that Portuguese culture is in fact Hispanic. The term Hispanic was created from the name Hispania given to the Iberian peninsula by the Romans when they conquered it. To be more specific it was Hispania Ulterior and Hispania Interior. Hispania Ulterior referred to those people who spoke the language derived from Gallego which is Portuguese. Portugal\'s name derives from the Roman name Portus Cale (Latin for Warm Port) Cale was the name of an early settlement located at the mouth of the Douro River, which flows into the Atlantic Ocean in the north of what is now Portugal. Around 200 BCE, the Romans took the Iberian Peninsula from the Carthaginians during the Second Punic War, and in the process conquered Cale and renamed it Portus Cale. During the Middle Ages, the region around Cale became known by the Visigoths as Portucale. Portucale evolved into Portugal during the 7th and 8th centuries, and by the 9th century, the term \"Portugale\" was used extensively to refer to the region between the rivers Douro and Minho, the Minho flowing along what would become the northern border between Portugal and Spain. The term Hispanic has absolutely nothing to do with the mixing of races between native indeginous and Spaniards. The terms used for interracial mixing are as follows: Mestizo=European/Native American Indian, Mulatto=European/Black African, Zambo=Native American Indian/Black African, Mazumbo=European/Native American Indian/Black African. Also for the record the term Hispanic can be anyone of any race who shares language and culture. Please fell free to reply my e-mail address is acortes7771@gmail.com

Posted on 31 Aug 2005

Alex Cortes

Alex Cortes

Adblocker detected! Please consider reading this notice.

We've detected that you are using AdBlock Plus or some other adblocking software which is preventing the page from fully loading.

We don't have any banner, Flash, animation, obnoxious sound, or popup ad. We do not implement these annoying types of ads!

We need money to operate the site, and almost all of it comes from our online advertising.

Please add www.nationmaster.com to your ad blocking whitelist or disable your adblocking software.