Spain is one of the oldest inhabited
regions of Europe. Renown for olive oil, wines, museums, the Costa
del Sol and its friendly people, Spain is popular with worldwide
The capital city is Madrid, the
currency is the Euro, and languages include Castilian (official),
plus the (4) recognized languages of Basque, Catalan, Galecian
There is a population of 39,208,000
in 17 autonomous communities in 499,440 sq km (192,584 sq miles).
Cold winters and warm summers
are the norm, while the southern coastal areas enjoy a mild Meditterranean
climate. The northwest coast is cool and rainy year round at 40°
00'N, 4° 00'W.
Major landforms include the Meseta
Plateau, surrounded by mountains (the Pyrenees, Cordillera Cantabrica
and Sierra Morenos) covers the country's center. Major rivers
include the Douro, Ebro, Guadalquivr and Tagus.
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