|Geographically separated from continental Europe by the Pyrenees, Spain makes up approx. ¾ of the Iberian Peninsula and is one of the oldest inhabited regions on the planet.
Colonized, invaded, and ruled by many cultures over the centuries, it’s survived its share of military dictatorships and internal war.
Famous for seaside resorts, bullfights, flamenco dancing, proud horses and riders, great food and not to forget the weather! It also offers old yet fashionable cities like Madrid, Barcelona, and Seville, wonderful rich red wines and friendly, welcoming people.
Spain enjoys a positive reputation with travellers and is one of the most visited countries.|
Official Name: Kingdom of Spain
Capital City: Madrid (5.13 million)
Languages: Castilian (official) (74%
Religions: Catholic 94%
Population: 41.341,462 (July 2005 est.)
Land Area: 499.542 sq. km 192.584 sq. miles
Coastline: 4.964 km