Spain – GENERAL INFORMATION – Facts and Figures

Facts  and Figures

Full name:

Kingdom of Spain  

Nationality

        noun: Spaniards         adjective: Spanish

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Area
        total: 504,782 sq km        land: 499,542 sq km        water: 5,240 sq km

Population: 40,341,462 (July 2005 est.)

Ethnic groups:composite of Mediterranean and Nordic types

Capital: Madrid, population – 3.099.834 

Largest Cities
        Bg Madrid – 3.099.834

        Barcelona – 1.578.546        Valencia – 785.732        Sevilla – 704.203        Zaragoza – 638.799        Málaga – 547.731        Murcia – 398.815        Las Palmas de Gran Canaria – 376.953        Palma de Mallorca – 368.974        Bilbao – 352.317        Valladolid – 321.713        Córdoba – 319.692        Alicante – 310.330        Vigo – 292.059        Gijón – 271.039        L’Hospitalet de Llobregat – 250.536        A Coruña – 242.846        Granada – 238.292        Vitoria – 223.702        Santa Cruz de Tenerife – 219.446        Badalona – 214.874        Oviedo – 209.495        Elche – 209.439

        Móstoles – 202.496

Official Language         Castilian Spanish 74%        Catalan 17%        Galician 7%        Basque 2% note – Castilian is the official language nationwide; the other languages are official regionally

Religion
        Roman Catholic 94%

        other 6%

Political system:  constitutional monarchy

GDP: purchasing power parity – $937.6 billion (2004 est.)

GDP per head: purchasing power parity – $23,300 (2004 est.)

Annual growth: 2.6% (2004 est.)

GDP – composition by sector

        agriculture: 3.5%        industry: 28.5%        services: 68% (2004 est.)

Inflation: 3.2% (2004 est.)

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