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Kingdom of Spain

Reino de España
Motto: “Plus Ultra” (Latin)”Further Beyond”
Anthem: “Marcha Real” (Spanish)”Royal March”
Capital (and largest city) Madrid 40°26’N 3°42’W? / ?40.433°N 3.7°W? / 40.433; -3.7
Official languages
Spanish
Recognised regional languages Aranese, Basque, Catalan/Valencian and Galician
Ethnic groups 88.7% Spanish, 11.3% Other (Romanian, Moroccan, Ecuadorian, Colombian, British)
Demonym
Spanish, Spaniard
Government
Parliamentary democracy and Constitutional monarchy
King Juan Carlos I
Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero (PSOE)
Formation
15th century
Dynastic 1479
de facto 1516
de jure 1716
Constitutional democracy 1978
EU accession
1 January 1986
Area
Total 504,030 km2 (51st)195,364 sq mi
Water (%) 1.04
Population
2008 estimate 46,157,822 (28th)
Density 90 people/km2 (106th)231/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2007 estimate
Total $1,351 trillion (12th)
Per capita $30,118 (IMF) (26th)
GDP (nominal) 2007 estimate
Total $1,439 trillion (8th)
Per capita $32,089 (IMF) (25th)
Gini (2005) 32
HDI (2005) 0.949 (high) (16th)
Currency
Euro (€) (EUR)
Time zone
CET (UTC+1)
Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Date formats
dd.mm.yyyy (Spanish; CE)
Drives on the
right
Internet TLD
.es
Calling code
34

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spain

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