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Some Interesting Facts About Spain

Spain is a unique country. Lying in the separate kingdoms, the different regions of Spain remain diverse in their language, culture, cuisine and art. This is what will make your Spain vacation a truly unique experience. The prime aim of this page is to help you get familiar with some unique and interesting facts about Spain. Read on.

Here is a list of some fast facts about Spain:

• José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero is the Head of government

• Highest point in peninsular Spain is Mulhacén at 3479m

• Official languages in Spain are Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Basque

• Spain is famous for Bullfighting, Pablo Picasso, jamón, sunshine, Penelope Cruz, Don Quijote, Pedro Almodóvar films, late nights, tapas, Manolo Blahnik

• Capital of Spain is Madrid

• Population of Spain is around 47 million

• Iker Casillas is the captain of Spanish national football team

• Spanish people spend more on food per capita than anyone else in Europe! Another of interesting Spain facts.

• Biggest paella was made in Valencia in 1992 in a pan 20m in diameter and was eaten by 100, 000 people

• Official Currency in Spain is Euro

• Official Religions are Catholic, with small groups of Christians & Muslims

• The ideal months for a Spain vacation are April through June and September and October.

• U.S. and Canadian citizens need a valid passport for traveling to Spain

• Best items to shop in Spain are local liqueurs and wines, contemporary and antique paintings guitars, rugs, handmade shawls, pottery, copper and steel items, leather goods, embroidery, ornamental combs and fans, and sculpture, and handmade furniture.

• Voltage requirement in Spain is 230 V; Plugs C & F. One will need a voltage converter, and plug adapter in order to use U.S. appliances.

We hope you found the above list of some quick facts about Spain both informative and interesting.