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Brief Facts About Spain


Spain, a developed country with a high quality of life, is located on Europe’s Iberian Peninsula. The Capital city Madrid is home to the Royal Palace and Prado museum, housing works by European masters.

Capital: Madrid
Largest City: Madrid
Dialing code: +34
Currency: Euro

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Spain was first called Iberia a name given to it by its Iberian inhabitants (from North Africa). … They reached Spain around 6000 b.c. When the Greeks arrived on Spanish soil around 600 b.c. they referred to the peninsula as Hesperia, meaning “land of the setting sun.” When the Carthaginians came around 300 b.c. they called the country Ispania (from Sphan, “rabbit”), which means “land of the rabbits.”  The Romans arrived a century later and adopted the Carthaginian name of the country, calling it Hispania.  Later, this became the present day Spanish name for the country, España.

The Spanish name for Spain is España.
The Spanish language is spoken in many areas of the world due to the early influence of the Spanish Empire.
Spain is located in Europe. Spanish is the second most widely spoken language in the world

The Kingdom of Spain, as it’s officially known, is the second largest country in the EU – with an area of 505,955 square kilometres, Spain covers about 85 percent of the Iberian Peninsula, which it shares with Portugal.

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