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Spain
EU Member since 1986
Other Memberships NATO, Schengen Area, Eurozone, Bologna Process, OECD
Currency € (EURO)
Capital Madrid
Area 505,370 sq km
Population 47,370,542 (July 2013 est.)
Language Castilian Spanish (official), Catalan, Galician, and Basque
Religion Roman Catholic 94%, other 6%
GDP $ 29,195 (2012)
GNI $ 31,780 (2012)
SGI 6.35 out of 10 (2011)
CPI 65 out of 100 (2012)
Architecture Arab architecture, Mudéjar style, Iberian, Mozarabic,Churrigueresque (Spanish Baroque), Neo-Egyptian, Neo-Byzantine, Modernism, International, Catalan Modernism; Rafael Moneo, Santiago Calatrava, Ricardo Bofill, Antoni Gaudí
Literature Miguel de Cervantes, Federico Garcia Lorca, Lope de Vega, Francisco de Quevedo, Juan Ramón Jiménez
Music Flamenco, Zarzuela; Tomas Luis de Victoria, Manuel de Falla, Pablo Sarasate, Joaquin Rodrigo, Pepe Romero, Placido Domingo, Julio Iglesias, Gypsy Queens, Mecano
Painting El Greco, Diego Velazquez, Francisco Goya, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali
Cuisine Gazpacho (tomato vegetable soup), Paella (rice dish), Arros negre, Fabada (bean stew), Cochinillo Asado (roast baby pig), Pulpo a la Gallega (octopus), Patatas Bravas (fried potatoes with spicy tomato sauce), Tortilla Espaniola (Spanish omlette), Gambas Ajillo (Garlic Prawns). Delicacies: Jambon, Manchego cheese, Embutido, Cabrales cheese, Pisto (Spanish ratatouille)
Drinks Txakoli wine, Sangria, Sidra (cider), Cerveza (beer), Cava (sparkling wine), Vino tinto (red wine), Vino de Jerez (Sherry), Orxata (almond or chufas nonalcoholic beverage), Licor 43 (liquor made of 43 ingredients)
Consumption 11.62 equivalent liters of pure ethyl alcohol per capita per year (WHO, 2005)
Sports Soccer (Real Madrid, FC Barcelona), Basketball, Tennis (Rafael Nadal), Futsal (indoor soccer), Cycling
europoint On Spain
24 May 2014

Congress-of-the-Deputies-in-MadridDeputies Congress, Madrid source: © EU 2013

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