Area: 504,782 km² (land: 499,542 km² water: 5,240 km²)
Population: 40,280,780 (July 2004)
Language: Castilian Spanish 74%, Catalan 17%, Galician 7%, Basque 2%
note: Castilian is the official language nationwide; the other languages are official regionally
Religion: Roman Catholic 94%, other 6%
Climate: temperate; clear, hot summers in interior, more moderate and cloudy along coast; cloudy, cold winters in interior, partly cloudy and cool along coast
Time Zone: UTC/GMT +1hr (Central European Time)
Currency: Euro [EUR]
Spain is in Southwestern Europe, bordering the Bay of Biscay, Mediterranean Sea, North Atlantic Ocean, and Pyrenees Mountains, southwest of France.
With a total of 1,917.8 km land boundaries and 4,964 km coastline, Spain shares borders with
Andorra 63.7 km,
France 623 km,
Gibraltar 1.2 km,
Portugal 1,214 km,
Morocco (Ceuta) 6.3 km, and
Morocco (Melilla) 9.6 km.