General Information

Population: 47 million
Official Name: Kingdom of Spain
Capital of Spain: Madrid
Official Language: The main official language spoken is Spanish but there are many other regional co-official languages such as English and Catalan. English is spoken and understood by many
Major Cities: Seville, Valencia, Barcelona and Zaragoza
Popular Expat cities: Madrid, Barcelona
Time Zone: GMT + 1 (GMT+2 from the end of March to October)
Money: The euro (EUR) is divided into 100 cents.
Nearest Neighbours: Spain shares borders with France to the north and Portugal to the East. On the south, across the Strait of Gibraltar is Morocco with Algeria being to the Southeast.
Popular attractions: Sagrada Familia, Alhambra, Park Guell, Mosque of Cordoba
Religions: The major religion in Spain is Catholicism and is the dominant religion in the country. Spain is a secular state which guarantees freedom of religion.
Public Holidays: New Years Day, Epiphany, Good Friday, Labour Day, Feast of Assumption, National holiday of Spain, All Saints Day, Say of Spanish Constitution, Christmas Day and Immaculate Conception
International Dialling code: +34. There are other city and area codes which are used internally (0)93 for Barcelona and (0)91 for Madrid
Emergency contact: 112 is the European emergency number, 061 for health emergencies and 091 for police