|Capital:||Madrid; (largest city)|
|Leader:||King: King Juan Carlos I|
|Leader:||Prime Minister: Mariano Rajoy|
|Government type:||Kingdom of Spain|
|Population:||47,370,542 (Source: CountryReports.org)|
|Languages:||Castilian Spanish (official) 74%, Catalan 17%, Galician 7%, and Basque 2% 1.
|Ethnic Diversity:||blend of Mediterranean and Nordic type|
|Official Currency:||Euro (€)
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There are three different climate zones in Spain but overall it is a Mediterranean climate, distinguished by mild, rainy winters and hot, dry summers. The central plateau possesses a climate determined by the continent with hot, arid summers and cold winters. The Basque Country, Cantabria, Asturias and Galicia enjoy a coastal climate, having cooler summers and mild winters. The weather is typically cloudy with repeated rainfall.
|National Holiday:||12 Oct. - Fiesta Nacional de España ; ( Día de la Hispanidad )|
|Religion:||Roman Catholic 94%, other 6% 2|
|Area:||total: 195,124 (sq. miles) 505,370 (sq. kilometers)|
|Country Dialing Code:||34|