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  • The official name of Spain is the Kingdom of Spain.
  • Spain is the second largest country in Western Europe and the European Union.
  • In 2013, Spain became the third most visited country in the world.
  • 72% of Spanish people speak Spanish. The rest of the people speak Catalan, Galician, Basque and other languages.
  • Modern humans first set foot on this land 35,000 years ago.
  • The Spanish national anthem has no words.
  • Tomatina is an annual festival in Spain where people throw thousands of tomatoes at each other.
  • The bull is the national animal of Spain.
  • The Sagrada Familia has been under construction for 130 years and is expected to be completed in 2026!
  • At the 2000 Paralympics, the Spanish basketball team was forced to return all its players’ gold medals after it was determined that none of its athletes were disabled!
  • There is a city in Spain with the family name of 700 inhabitants “Japan”. They are descendants of 17th century samurai and have remained in the city since the embassy returned to Japan.
  • Two Roman dams are still in use in Spain after 1900.
  • Spanish rice is unknown in Spain!
  • Spain was neutral in World Wars, but from 1936 to 1939 experienced a civil war that killed 500,000 people.
  • Spain has two parts that are separated from the mainland: “Sabbath” and “Tapestry” which are located on the African continent.
  • 43% of the world’s olive oil is produced in Spain.
  • The world’s oldest lighthouse tower, called the Tower of Hercules, is located in Spain and was built in the 1st century and is still in use.
  • The youngest king in the world was the “King Alfusso XIII”, King of Spain, who ascended the throne on his first birthday!
  • In 2011, a small town in Spain on the brink of financial bankruptcy participated in and won the world’s largest lottery.
  • In 1894, Japan offered to buy the Philippines to Spain for 40 million USD.
  • There are more Spanish-speaking people in America than in Spain!
  • More than 16,000 festivals are held throughout Spain, most of which are said to harass animals. About 60,000 animals are killed at these festivals each year.
  • Slander or defamation of the Spanish royal family can carry up to two years in prison.
  • One of the descendants of Christopher Columbus lives in Spain. He is a Spanish gentleman.
  • Of all the countries celebrating Independence Day from the colonial powers, 58 have become independent from Britain, 26 from France, 21 from Russia and 21 from Spain.
  • There is a 47-storey skyscraper in Spain that does not have an elevator!
  • In 2007, scientists discovered a tooth in Spain that belonged to a human that lived a million years ago.
  • Spaniards live an average of 83 years. They rank fourth in the world in terms of life expectancy.
  • The Eiffel Tower was originally planned to be built in Barcelona, ​​Spain, but the project was rejected at the time.
  • The Kingdom of Spain is officially the second largest member of the European Union. With an area of ​​505,955, it occupies about 85% of the Abyssinian Peninsula, and it is interesting to know that the other part of this peninsula is called Portugal.
  • Spain is the second most widely spoken language in the world and is the second most popular language in the world after English. More than 406 million people worldwide speak Spanish.
  • Spain has the youngest marriage rate in Europe, with a marriage age of 19-17.
  • Spain is the fourth member of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.
  • National projects show that by 2050, Spain will become the oldest country in Europe with 40% of the population over the age of 60.
  • Over 40% of Spain’s business is owned by Spanish women entrepreneurs. From the beginning of the recession, from 2008 to 2013, about 800,000 businesses were run by women.
  • After school, Spanish children are cared for more by their grandparents than by their own parents.
  • The people of Spain love to travel and have fun. Spaniards spend 16 of the 24 hours away from home and eat their meals outside the home.
  • Spain has 44 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These artifacts include the city, bridges, columns and buildings.
  • In the capital of Spain, Madrid, you can dine in the oldest restaurant in the world. The title is attributed by the Guinness Book of World Records to Butin Restaurant in Madrid, which reopened in 1725, and its famous dish is a steak.

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