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Spain has a long history and rich cultural heritage.

Spain is a highland country.

With the exception of Madrid, Seville and Zaragoza, the largest urban agglomerations occur along the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts.

Spain is a European country located in southwestern Europe. Other territories are the Canary Islands off the African coast and the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean. Smaller islets and areas in northern Africa.

Capital city  Madrid.

The most important branch of the economy is highly developed industry, grouped in several large districts. Spain is an important producer of passenger cars and trucks.

In agriculture, the dominant role is played by cattle, pigs and poultry on extensive pastures (Castile, Asturias or Extremadura), as well as the cultivation of vines, cereals, olives and citrus fruits.

The Mediterranean climate, characterised by warm/hot and dry summers, is dominant in the peninsula. The semi-arid climate, is predominant in the southeastern quarter of the country, but is also widespread in other areas of Spain. The oceanic climate, located in the northern quarter of the country, especially in the Atlantic region.

The northern part of the country is covered with deciduous forests, while in the south it is dominated by coniferous forests. In the south and in the central part of the country there is Mediterranean vegetation with enclaves of evergreen forests with cork oak, olive and pine. In the dry south-eastern area, steppe grass grows.


Spain - statistic data - 2018 ( ).

Population :  46 398 000
Surface area :   505 944 km2
Pop. density per km2 :    93

GDP: Gross domestic product :  1 237 255 000 000 US$

GDP growth rate annual 3.7 %

GDP per capita :    26 695 US$

Employment in agriculture - % of employed :   4
Employment in industryg - % of employed :    19.3
Employment in servicesg - % employed :       76.6

International trade: exports : 319 622 000 000 US$
International trade: imports : 350 922 000 000 US$

Urban populationa : 80.3 % of total population.
Forested area     36.8 % of land area.


Description of Spain in the Encyclopædia Britannica.

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