Population of main metropolitan areas:
Madrid (3,334,800); Barcelona (1,664,200); Valencia (800,300); Sevilla (691,400); Zaragoza (681,900); Malaga (578,500); Murcia (459,400); Palma (422,600); Las Palmas (381,300); Bilbao (350,200)
The population is composed of a combination of people of Mediterranean and Nordic origins. Native-born Spanish represent 88.7% of the population, and foreigners 11.3%, the majority of whom are Moroccans, Romanians, Colombians, Ecuadorians and Venzuelans.
(Spanish Statistical Office
Other Languages Spoken:
Some regions use their regional language for conducting business (Euskera, Catalan, Galician, Valencian). Other minor regional languages can be used: Bable, Aragonese, Aranese, Extremaduran.
English is rarely used but it is developing.
Catholics 77% (50% practicing); Muslims, Protestants, etc.: 3%; non believers: 19%.
It is %T:%M %A In Madrid
Exchange Rate on
National Currency: Euro (EUR)
Type of State:
Spain is a constitutional monarchy based on a parliamentary democracy.
Power is highly decentralized; the autonomous communities have a high level of legislative, executive and fiscal autonomy.
Type of Economy:
High revenue country; Member of OECD.
Economy based principally on tourism and financial services; world's top producer of olive oil. Unemployment rate among the highest in Europe
HDI (World Rank):
Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.
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39.3 per 100 Inhabitants
41.1 per 100 Inhabitants
72.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity:
100% of the Population
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