Spain – Quick Facts
Here are some quick facts about Spain.
Spain – The Kingdom Of Spain (España)
National Flag: The national flag, adopted in 1785, consists of three horizontal stripes: a yellow one – equal in size to the other two combined – between two red ones, with the coat of arms on the yellow stripe.
National Anthem: Called “Marcha Real Granadera” (March of the Royal Grenadier) it is one of few national anthems with no official lyrics. Click this link to listen to it.
Money: The peseta was replaced by the euro as official currency in 2002. A euro is divided into 100 cents. Coins in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, and 50 cents and 1 euro and 2 euros. Notes of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, and 500 euros (although 500′s are rare and often fake).
Weights & Measures: The metric system is standard in Spain.
Area: 194,897 sq miles (504,782 sq km)
Population: 47,190,493 (2011)
Government: Partido Popular (conservative) – Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy elected in November 2011.