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Spain in brief

Geography

Area: 504.782km² Capital: Madrid (3.3 million inhabitants) Highest point: Mount Mulhacén (3.478 m) in mainland Spain and the Teide (3,718 m) in the Canary Islands Border: 6885 km including 720 km with France and Andorra, 1292 km with Portugal and 4872 km of coastline of which 2058 km of Mediterranean coast.

Demography

Population (2011): 47 million Density: 87.41 hab / km² Population Growth: 0.19%

Religions

Catholic (80%), agnostics or atheists (17%), other religions 3% (Muslims: 1,000,000 faithful, Protestants and Jews 150,000 faithful: 15,000 followers). The Constitution proclaims the principle of state neutrality vis-à-vis religion.

Politics

Type of Government: Constitutional Parliamentary monarchy.
Head of state: Felipe VI, King of Spain
Head of Government: Mariano Rajoy (Partido Popular)
National holiday: 12 October (Discovery of America)
Currency: Euro
Spain is divided into 17 autonomous communities, which all have a more or less broad regime of autonomy from the central government.
Here are the autonomous communities of Spain in alphabetical order:
Andalusia
Aragon
Asturias
Balearic Islands
Canary Islands
Cantabria
Castile and León
Castilla-La Mancha
Catalonia
Extremadura
Galicia
Madrid
Murcia
Navarre
Pays Basque
Rioja
Valence
Most of these communities are themselves divided into several provinces. For example, the Autonomous Community of Andalusia, where our offices are, is divided into eight provinces: Almeria, Cadiz, Cordoba, Granada, Huelva, Jaen, Malaga and Seville.

Economy

GDP (2013): 1.052 billion euros GDP per capita (2012): € 22,700 Inflation rate (2012): 2.4% Unemployment rate (December 2013): 27.13%

Music

Discover some of the proud representatives of Spanish music: Concha Buika, Jarabe de Palo, Los Delinquentes, Mecano, Chambao ... Find them on http://blog.terra-group.com/tutti-frutti/playlist-planet-terra

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