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Spain Facts

  • Country Name: Spain
  • Continent: Europe
  • Capital City: Madrid
  • Primary Language: Spanish
  • Population: 44.66 million (2018)
  • Currency: Euro (EUR)
  • GDP: $1.311 trillion USD (2017, World Bank)

24 Spain Facts for Kids

  1. Spain is a country on the European continent (Europe).
  2. A native or resident of Spain is called a Spaniard.
  3. The primary language spoken in Spain is Spanish.
  4. The capital city of Spain is Madrid.
  5. The population of Spain was estimated to be 44.66 million in 2018.
  6. According to the estimates by the United Nations in 2019, Spain is the 30th most populated country in the world.
  7. The national currency of Spain is the Euro (EUR)
  8. In 2017, the World Bank estimated the GDP of Spain was $1.311 trillion USD.
  9. According to estimates by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Spain was 15th on the list of countries with the highest GDP (PPP) in 2018.
  10. The government of Spain is a unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy.
  11. The country of Spain covers 195,360 square miles.
  12. Spain is the 51st largest size country by square miles.
  13. Cars in Spain are driven on the right side of the road.
  14. The country calling code for Spain is +34.
  15. The ISO 3166 code for Spain is ES.
  16. Madrid, the capital of Spain, is the largest city.
  17. The second largest city in Spain is Barcelona.
  18. Spain borders two countries, France and Portugal.
  19. A mountain range called Pyrenees separates Spain and France.
  20. The official name for Spain is the Kingdom of Spain.
  21. The Spanish Civil War in the 1930s was very brutal and more than 500,000 Spaniards lost their lives.
  22. Spain became a member of the European Union in 1986.
  23. The most popular religion in Spain is Roman Catholic.
  24. The highest point in Spain is around 12,000 feet, which is the peak of Mount Teide.

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