Key Information & Facts of Spain

General Points to Know and Traveler's Information for Visiting

Updated: 10 January 2016.

General Info


is the capital and largest city.

Euro (€) (EUR)

is the national currency. Its sub-unit is called the cent. 100 cents = 1 euro.


is the population (2015 estimate).

Central European Time (UTC+1)

is the country’s time zone.


is the main language spoken, though there are several regional languages.


is the main alphabet/script used in the Spanish language.


km2 (195,364 mi2) is its area.


is the country’s 2-digit ISO country code.


is the country’s calling (dialing) code.


is the endonym for the country (“eh-SPAH-nyah”), the name that the locals call Spain in the Spanish language.

'Spanish' & 'Spaniard'

are the demonyms for the people of this country. Don’t know what that is, or want to learn more?Read more about demonyms via this article »

For the Travelers


is the side of the road they drive on.

Types C & F

is the country’s electricity adapter types, 230 V, 50 Hz, as defined by the IEC.Learn more about the different plug and socket types »


is the tobacco purchase age, though there might not be a smoking age.


is the alcohol purchase age (except for Asturias, which is 16), though there doesn’t seem to be a drinking age.


is the age of consent.


is the general emergency number.

Do I Need A Visa?

Find out the requirements over at VisaHQ » (aff. link)

Government & Identity

King Felipe VI

is the monarch.

'Marcha Real'

is the country’s national anthem (meaning “Royal March”).

Mariano Rajoy

is the prime minister.

'Plus Ultra'

is the country’s national motto (meaning “Further Beyond” in Latin).

Constitutional Monarchy

is Spain’s structure of government.

Cortes Generales

is the country’s legislating body.
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Key Cities & Regions

Madrid San Sebastián Málaga

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