Fun Facts about Spain

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Fun Facts about Spain

Spain Fun Facts


Spain is an eclectic and beautiful country. Spain was ruled from 1939 to 1975 by Dictator Francisco Franco. This regime wanted to unify Spain and outlaw regional languages and promoting the Roman Catholic Church. He also wanted to cut off Spain from other countries. After his death in 1975, King Juan Carlos 1 returned to democracy. So began a night culture called La Movida and artistic expressions including music, art and fun.

The currency in Spain is the Euro.

Spain has 4,964 km of coastline.

Spain’s population is around 45 million.

Spain is 5 times bigger than the UK and has two thirds of its population.

Spain produces 44% of all the earth’s olive oil.

Spain’s symbol of Granada is the pomegranate.

The night life if jumping with 344.000 bars!

Spain has over 8,000 km of beaches.

Spain climate is varied. Some areas resemble desert and in winter it can rain 20 days out of the month.

There are many animals in Spain. However, bats are prevalent and the symbol of Valencia. Scientists found that one bat actually eats birds!

Madrid is Spain’s capital city and it is located directly in the center of the country.

You may not be aware but Spanish food is not spicy! They use a lot of Chile peppers but the food come out more tangy than hot. However, you could taste the garlic.

If you drink hot chocolate in Spain you will find it very thick almost like drinking warm pudding!

Each household in Spain buys fresh bread every day! They are called barras or pistol as.

If you are in Spain you won’t find corn or flour tortillas because they are so popular! If you do visit Spain you will probably notice that there are other languages being spoken like Galician, Basque and Catalan.

You may have heard the phrase, “The rain in Spain falls mainly on the Plain.” Well that is not true. In 2007, it rained every day ending a drought.

Spain is the country closet to Africa!

Spain likes its sports but in particular soccer is the most popular sport!

Some popular and well known artists have come from Spain like Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and Joan Miro.

Bullfighting is also considered an art in Spain. It is one of the popular attractions and the biggest and most controversial sports in Spain. It is actually a part of the Spain’s history, art and culture. There are bull rings in all major cities and outlying areas!

The tooth fairy is not recognized in Spain. Instead, they have a tooth mouse named Ratoncito Perez!

Flamenco is the musical genre in Spain that uses rapid passages and intricate footwork.

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grahunt 7 years ago from Valencia, Spain

Some nice facts there. Not sure about it raining every day in 2007 though ;-)

I like the Ratoncito Perez one.


jessica 7 years ago

gud imformation


Ruksar 7 years ago

wow lots of facts bout spain


none of your buisness 7 years ago

is there a santa clause in spain


Frank Schwarz 7 years ago

Normally the Hot Chocolate you have it with what is called "Churros", which is a kind of sweet made of flour, water, sugar and salt.It´s delicious and I loved it as a kid


kelly 7 years ago

thank you soooo much for all your facts

i was trying to help my little brother with his home work on spain

ans he came back with A STAR thaks a lot


lollollololol 7 years ago

thanks, a lot of gud info


:)  7 years ago

i liked the facts, intresting....


ree 7 years ago

love the one on the rat fairy ahah thnxxx


Lyndsay 7 years ago

Im doing a project on Spain an this was sooo helpful!


bob builder  7 years ago

i like bricks


someone 7 years ago

cool facts


Carlyy  7 years ago

Wooow !! Lots Of FACTS !! Thanks so muchh ! Im doing a Spain project and this really helped !! i lovee it !! I couldn't fit everything on the paper tho .; well half of it ;) .. Thanks sooo muchh ! :) I Hope I get an A !!


************ 7 years ago

Thankyou so much for your help. i was doing a research paper and your facts helped me a lot. You are a life saver


jonathan 7 years ago

i am doing a project on spain for world studies and this worked great for my whole project


thanks 7 years ago

thanks, this helped me so much with my report!


abby 7 years ago

nice facts


Graciloo (: 7 years ago

I'm doing a project about Espana [aka Spain xD] right now. These facts really helped me. Thanks a mucho! (:


Kamille 6 years ago

im dioing a report on Spain and ive learned sooooooo much about it

thankyou


ur mom 6 years ago

not a lot of info but the info u did provide was helpful


bob 6 years ago

my name is perez


nunna 6 years ago

que?


madisol 6 years ago

que? me amor Ratoncito Perez!!!!!


Sofia 6 years ago

I live in Spain, I know a few things:

The most popular food is Paella, rice where you can mix pieces of chicken, lamb... or seafood.

Everybody thinks its allways hot, but when it gets to November, it won't stop snowing till February!

xxxHope i helped


Greenbank High school, school girl  6 years ago

these aren't funny facts


millie smith 6 years ago

wow :) soooooooooooo cool


Endrit 6 years ago

muy bueno


raven 6 years ago

nice info sofia


chicken 6 years ago

this helped my english paper. Im gonna live in Spain and ditch my parents someday...Thanx 4 the facts loved them :D


Ana 6 years ago

Hey this is so nice.!!


Brady school Girl  6 years ago

thank you for the facts, im doing a slide show on why the school should let us go to Spain and this was very helpful! thanks again! :)


katalina 6 years ago

thank u helped sooooooo much with my project sooo very helpful sofia thankz!!!!! :)


student 6 years ago

i need more facts!

thanks!


Abs 6 years ago

this info is awful. i could have came up with this by my self. thanks for nothing.


cullen 6 years ago

these suck


Kapow 6 years ago

thx for the help! i have a project deu on spain and this is really gonna help!!!


unknown american 6 years ago

wow! that is a lot of facts


gogogaga 6 years ago

this did not give me any help and it sucks


efgeaufyga 6 years ago

spain people eat a lot of bread


the best person ever! (: 6 years ago

thank you for the facts they helped me a lot on my socal studies paper!!!

again thank you so much (:


LOL 6 years ago

THANKS YOU TOUR AWESOME!!!


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Hannah 6 years ago

Nice!!!


hollaa grl 6 years ago

hey ! this website is pretty koo it helped me wit ma home work !!! hollaa


ChAd 6 years ago

This website helped me sooooo much with my project about SpAiN. THX! GUD info


Georgia 6 years ago

I am doing a report on Spain && these facts helped A lot!:]

Thnakss for thee factss!:]


ishy ne ba 6 years ago

sara for ishy in the bed ahaahahahahahahaha


Tessa 6 years ago

Thanks a lot I was doing a project for school.


drew 6 years ago

good facts helped me a lot on report

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