Spain Vacations and Tourism Guide
Who was there
Surface:Spain has a total land area of 499,542 sq km.
Population: Spain has a population of 40,448,200 (July 2007) which is a combination of Mediterranean and Nordic races.
System of government: Spain has a parliamentary monarchy.
Capital: Madrid, with a population of 5,561,750, is the capital of Spain.
Religion: The main religion of Spain is Roman Catholicism.
Official Language: Spanish is the official language (Catalan, Galician and Basque are official regionally).
Government: Spain has a parliamentary monarchy.
Climate: Spain has a temperate climate in the interiors, with clear hot summers and cold winters, while it is more moderate on the coast.
Units of measure and electricity: Spain follows the metric system of measurement; the official electricity unit is 230 V, 50 Hz.
Time Zone: The standard time zone for Spain is GMT + 1 (GMT + 2 in summers).
Currency: Euro (1 € = 1.35 USD)
Travel documents required: Tourists from EU require a valid passport or ID card while those from other countries require a tourist visa.