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Kingdom of Spain
Reino de España
Location of Spain on the European continent
Map of Spain
Location of Spain on the European continent
Location of Spain on the European continent
Flag Coat of arms
Motto: "Plus Ultra" (Latin)
"Further Beyond"
Anthem: "Marcha Real"(Spanish)
"Royal March"
Patron Saint(s): Saint James the Greater
Capital
(and largest city)
Madrid
Official language(s) Spanish[a]
Recognised regional languages Basque, Catalan and Galician.
Demonym Spanish, Spaniard
Government Unitary regional state parliamentary constitutional monarchy
 -  King Juan Carlos I
 -  Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy
Legislature Cortes Generales
 -  Upper house Senate
 -  Lower house Congress of Deputies
Formation 15th century 
 -  Traditional date 569 (ascension to the throne of Liuvigild) 
 -  Dynastic 1479 
 -  De facto 1516 
 -  De jure 1715 
 -  Nation state 1812 
 -  Constitutional democracy 1978 
Area
 -  Total 505,992 km2 (52nd)
195,364 sq mi 
 -  Water (%) 1.04
Population
 -  2011 estimate 47,190,493 (27th)
 -  2001 census 40,847,371 
 -  Density 93/km2 (106th)
231/sq mi
Gini (2005) 32 
HDI (2011) increase 0.878 (very high) (23rd)
Currency Euro (€)[b] (EUR)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 -  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Except the Canary Islands which observe UTC+0 (WET) (UTC+1 during summer time)
Date formats dd.mm.yyyy
Drives on the right
Internet TLD .es[c]
Calling code 34
a. ^ In some autonomous communities, Catalan, Valencian, Galician, Basque and Aranese (Occitan) are co-official languages. Aragonese, Asturian and Leonese have some degree of official recognition.
b. ^ Prior to 2002, the national currency was the Spanish peseta (₧).
c. The .eu domain is also used, as it is shared with other European Union member states. Also, the .cat domain is used in Catalan-speaking territories.


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Spain (Spanish: España) or the Kingdom of Spain (Spanish: Reino de España) is a country in the southwest of Europe located on the Iberian Peninsula. Its mainland is bordered to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea except for a small land boundary with Gibraltar; to the north and north east by France, the principality of Andorra, and the Bay of Biscay; and to the northwest and west by the Atlantic Ocean and Portugal. Spanish territory also includes the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean off the African coast, and two autonomous cities in North Africa, Ceuta and Melilla, that border Morocco. The town of Llívia is a small Spanish exclave in Catalonia situated inside French territory. With an area of 505,992 square kilometres (195,365 sq mi), it is the fourth largest country in Europe. Its capital city is Madrid.

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