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SPAN 3390 Studies in Hispanic Civilization: Facts and Figures

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Fast Facts

Population:
43,484,000
Capital:
Madrid; 5,145,000
Area:
505,988 square kilometers (195,363 square miles)
Language:
Castilian Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Basque
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Currency:
Euro
Life Expectancy:
79
GDP per Capita:
U.S. $21,200
Literacy Percent:
98

ECONOMY

  • Industry: Textiles and apparel, food and beverages, metals and metal manufactures, chemicals
  • Agriculture: Grain, vegetables, olives, wine grapes; beef; fish
  • Exports: Machinery, motor vehicles, foodstuffs, other consumer goods

—Text From National Geographic Atlas of the World, Eighth Edition

SPAIN!

                                                                

"Spain occupies most of the Iberian Peninsula in southwest Europe, and its territory includes the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands in the Atlantic. Much of the mainland is high plateau, with mountain ranges, including the Pyrenees, in the north. The plateau experiences hot summers and cold winters—it is cooler and wetter to the north. About 200 B.C. the Romans occupied this crossroads between Europe and Africa. Moors invaded in A.D. 711, ruling for almost 800 years before Christian armies routed them. Enriched by its New World empire, Spain dominated Europe during the 16th and 17th centuries; today it rules only the North African territories of Ceuta and Melilla." National Geographic http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/countries/spain-facts/

                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                          

                                                          

      

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