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flag Spain Spain: Introduction

Capital: Madrid


Total Population: 46,647,421
Natural Increase: -0.2%
Density: 94 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 79.1%
Population of main cities including suburbs: Madrid (5,300,000); Barcelona (3,890,000); Valencia (1,720,000); Sevilla (1,135,000); Bilbao (879,000).
Ethnic Origins: Spanish: 90%. Foreigners: 10% of which 13% are Moroccans, 11.7% Rumanians, 9.5% Ecuadorians, 7% British and 5.8% Colombians.
Official Language: Castilian (Spanish)
Other Languages Spoken: Some regions use their regional language for conducting business (Euskera, Catalan, Galician, Valencian). Other minor regional languages can be used: Bable, Aragonese, Aranese, Extremaduran.
Business Language(s): Spanish.
English is rarely used but it is developing.
Religion: Catholics 77% (50% practicing); Muslims, Protestants, etc.: 3%; non believers: 19%.

Local Time:

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Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Euro (EUR)

Country Overview

Area: 505,600 km²
Type of State: Kingdom. Constitutional monarchy based on a parliamentary democracy.
Power is highly decentralized; the autonomous communities have a high level of legislative, executive and fiscal autonomy (Basque country and Navarre, own taxes).
Type of Economy: High revenue country; Member of OECD.
Economy based principally on agriculture, financial services and tourism; Unemployment rate among the highest in Europe
HDI*: 0.869/1
HDI (World Rank): 27/187

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To Make a Call From Spain, Dial 00
To Make a Call to Spain, Dial +34
Internet Suffix: .es
Computers: 39.3 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 41.1 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 72.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 100% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20092010201120122013
Imports of Goods (million USD) 293,218327,016376,606337,338338,843
Exports of Goods (million USD) 227,338254,418306,551293,939315,518
Imports of Services (million USD) 86,67987,18794,74689,92291,126
Exports of Services (million USD) 121,517123,823142,328136,963144,452

Source: WTO - World Trade Organization - Last Available Data.

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