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Spain

Spain
  • Capital

    Capital

    Madrid

  • Local time

    Local time

    17:20

  • Population

    Population

    46.51 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +34

  • Currency

    Currency

    € EUR (euro)

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Spain

Spain
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Madrid

  • Local time

    Local time

    17:20

  • Population

    Population

    46.51 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +34

  • Currency

    Currency

    € EUR (euro)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 2 341

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.63 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    636mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    504 782 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    28%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    37%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    53%

  • Railways

    Railways

    15658km

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    66.67 m

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Mediterranean and Nordic types

  • Religion

    Religion

    Roman Catholic - 94 %
    other - 6 %
    other - 6 %

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    98.3%

  • Languages

    Languages

    Spanish - 74 %
    Catalan - 17 %
    Galician - 7 %

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    199 950

  • Murders

    Murders

    1 per 100k

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    10.6 l/person

  • Smoking

    Smoking

    31.3%

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    7.7%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    12 per 100k

  • HIV

    HIV

    0.4%

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    textiles and apparel, food and beverages, metal manufactures, chemicals, shipbuilding, automobiles, machine tools, tourism, clay and refractory products

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    grain, vegetables, olives, wine grapes, sugar beets, citrus, beef, pork, poultry

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    coal, lignite, iron ore, copper, lead, zinc, uranium, tungsten, mercury

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    69%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    coal, lignite, iron ore, copper, lead, zinc, uranium, tungsten, mercury

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    17%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    233 977kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    28 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    117

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What not to do when visiting Spain

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Street & Behavioral

Don't complain about smoking - smoking is widely accepted in Spain and some Spanish believe whoever complains about smoking is actually afraid of life.

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Don't forget to shake hands with everyone, from the oldest to the kids, and expect a kiss on each cheek, a hug or a pat on the back. Many men use a two-handed shake where the left hand is placed on the right forearm of the other person.

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Don't eat with your hands and when finished eating, put your knife and fork on your plate parallel with the handles facing to the right.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Spain's largest source of income is from tourism.

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Don't dally watch the street entertainers, the pickpockets are there making a living too.

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Don't make any aggression towards the elderly - it's not tolerated.

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Don't forget to stay patient in informal meetings - the Spanish have a very relaxed view of leisure time, but not in business.

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Don't forget to dress stylishly, but modestly. Wear nice accessories too.

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Don't get involved with any drugs - it has severe penalties.

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Did you know

Did you know?

The most common Spanish surname is Garcia.

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Don't try to go shopping at 3:30 pm, usually the small shops are closed between 2-5 pm. Only tourist goes shopping at local lunchtime.

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Don't carry on your wallet in back pants pocket, don't leave your bags hanging on back of chairs.

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Don't be surprised with late lunch and dinner times - no one goes out much before 10 pm to eat and drink. Try to have a light snack about 5pm to put you on.

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Don't be so sure everyone is sleeping between 2-5 pm. Siesta is one of the biggest myths about Spain. It doesn't mean everyone is sleeping, even everything is closed. Maybe people are having calm meal with the family…

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Don't forget to give a high quality gift, such as brandy or whiskey, and bring a small gift for children as well. Open your gift immediately when received.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Spanish in parts of Spain is actually known as “Castilian”.

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Don't ignore the flag system of beach signs and warnings.

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Don't rush or refuse to dine - it's important to business relationships in Spain.

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Don't necessary talk about the religion - avoid crossing the line in this topic.

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Don't always think noon is at 12pm. Noon (mediodia) means lunchtime, which could be anytime between 01:30 - 4 pm.

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Don't worry about eating tapas that came with your drink - it's on the house, for free with your drink. No extra pay.

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Don't stop for a plainclothes police officer at tourist places - it might be a scam.

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Don't wear your swimwear on the streets.

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Don’t necessarily consume alcohol or expose alcohol consumption in the street - most cities have banned it.

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Don't be surprised if you see some nudity on the beaches. It's not specifically banned, but they are some areas where it's prohibited - always check. There's also an official list of nude beaches (hundreds) around Spain.

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Don't be surprised your hitchhiking is suddenly not working - it's very uncommon in Spain to contrary of other countries. You'll just wait longer…

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Don't drink the hot chocolate - use it for dipping your crispy churros only.

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Don't expect everyone speak proper Spanish across the country - they are different regions having its own dialect or even language like Catalan, Basque, Galician or Aranese.

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Don’t forget to handshake when greeting (men). Women usually greet with light kisses on both cheeks (”air kisses” where you just touch cheeks and kiss the air), a handshake is common on first meeting. Eye contact is important.

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Don't smack or slurp - it's not appreciated.

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Don't avoid eye contact business and personal conversations. It's a sign of courtesy.

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Don't enter buses, trains or similar before everyone who wants to get out has done so.

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Don't forget to wear reflectors when riding a bike or walking at dark.

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Don't leave your id card at hotel - you'll need to show it at the door to every club or party.

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Don't buy tickets at the door.

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Don't miss the day parties!

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Don't wear the wrong shoes - golden rule says no flip flops nor high heels, to stay comfortable all time.

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Don't sneak drinks into the clubs, better have as a pre-drink.

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Don't try to walk home from Amnesia or Privilege - hop one of the frequent night buses or taxi. Stay safe.

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37/40
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Don't miss the best sunsets around sunset cafes.

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38/40
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Don't sleep on the beach.

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39/40
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Don't stay in San Antonio if you're over 30 - it's wild young person's scene these days.

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Don't show up to the clubs before midnight.

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