Spain

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Spain on World Map

Continent – Europe

Region – Western Europe

Size – 505,370 km²

Geography – mountainous in the north, large flat plateaux

Language – Spanish, Catalan, Basque

Religion – Roman Catholic 94%,  other 6%

Monetary Unit – Euro

Natural Resources – coal, lignite, iron ore, copper, lead, zinc, uranium, tungsten, mercury, pyrites, magnesite, fluorspar, gypsum, sepiolite, kaolin, potash, hydropower, arable land

Agriculture – grain, vegetables, olives, wine grapes, sugar beets, citrus; beef, pork, poultry, dairy products; fish

Industry – textiles, food, beverages, metals, chemicals, shipbuilding, automobiles, machine tools, tourism, clay products, footwear, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment

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Neighbouring Countries – France, Andorra, Portugal

Population – 48,146,134 (2015 estimate)

Population Growth Rate – 0.89%

Average Life Expectancy – 81.57

Capital City – Madrid (6,199,000)

Highest Mountain – Pico de Teide (Tenerife) (3,718 m)

Longest River – Tagus (716 km in Spain and Portugal)

Climate – Maritime in North – cool winters 1°C to 16°C, warm summers 14°C to 30°C, Mediterranean in South – mild winters – 6°C to 18°C, hot summers 15°C to 35°C

Yearly Rainfall – 57 cm (approx)

Plant Life – oak, chestnut, elm, beech, poplar, pine, juniper, cork,

Animal Life – Iberian wolf, lynx, wild boar, fox, wildcat, deer, Spanish ibex

Bird Life – duck, flamingo, heron, crane, bustard, eagle, vulture, hawk, owl, goshawks

Fish Life – sardine, sea bass

 

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2016). Spain. Available: http://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Facts_Figures/Country_Facts/spain.htm. Last accessed Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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