Spain in Numbers

Geography

Location

Southwestern Europe, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, North Atlantic Ocean, Bay of Biscay, and Pyrenees Mountains; southwest of France

Area

505,370 sq. km

 

Population

Population

48.146.134 (July 2015 est.)

Government

Country Name

Kingdom of Spain

Government Type

Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy

Capital

Madrid

Administrative Divisions

17 semi-autonomous communities, 50 provinces + 2 autonomous cities

Memberships

United Nations (UN), the European Union (EU), the Council of Europe (CoE), the Organization of Ibero-American States(OEI), the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development(OECD), the World Trade Organization(WTO) and many other international organizations.

 

Economy

GDP (PPP)

$1.636 trillion (2015 est.)

GDP Growth

3.1% (2015 est.)

Exports

Machinery, Motor vehicles, Foodstuffs, Pharmaceuticals, Medicines, Other consumer goods

 

Main Spanish Companies in the USA

Beverages

Freixenet

Infrastructure

ACS, Abengoa, Acciona

Energy

Iberdrola, Gamesa

Iron and Steel

Acerinox

Banks

Banco Santander, BBVA, Mapfre

Fashion

Inditex

It could be argued that Spain is a viticultural mirade. After years on the sidelines of the world of fine wine, it is now a major player.

Jancis Robinson