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Fun Facts about Spain

Updated on May 29, 2009

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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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      drew 7 years ago

      good facts helped me a lot on report

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      Tessa 7 years ago

      Thanks a lot I was doing a project for school.

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      Georgia 7 years ago

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

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      ChAd 7 years ago

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

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      LOL 7 years ago

      THANKS YOU TOUR AWESOME!!!

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      the best person ever! (: 7 years ago

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

      again thank you so much (:

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      efgeaufyga 7 years ago

      spain people eat a lot of bread

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      gogogaga 7 years ago

      this did not give me any help and it sucks

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      unknown american 7 years ago

      wow! that is a lot of facts

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      Kapow 7 years ago

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

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      cullen 7 years ago

      these suck

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

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      student 7 years ago

      i need more facts!

      thanks!

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      katalina 7 years ago

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

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      Brady school Girl  7 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! :)

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      Ana 7 years ago

      Hey this is so nice.!!

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      chicken 7 years ago

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

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      raven 7 years ago

      nice info sofia

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      Endrit 7 years ago

      muy bueno

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      millie smith 7 years ago

      wow :) soooooooooooo cool

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      Greenbank High school, school girl  7 years ago

      these aren't funny facts

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      Sofia 7 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

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      madisol 7 years ago

      que? me amor Ratoncito Perez!!!!!

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      nunna 7 years ago

      que?

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      bob 7 years ago

      my name is perez

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      ur mom 7 years ago

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

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      Kamille 7 years ago

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

      thankyou

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      Graciloo (: 7 years ago

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

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      abby 7 years ago

      nice facts

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      thanks 7 years ago

      thanks, this helped me so much with my report!

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      jonathan 7 years ago

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

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      ************ 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

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      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 !!

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      someone 8 years ago

      cool facts

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      bob builder  8 years ago

      i like bricks

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      Lyndsay 8 years ago

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

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      ree 8 years ago

      love the one on the rat fairy ahah thnxxx

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      :)  8 years ago

      i liked the facts, intresting....

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      lollollololol 8 years ago

      thanks, a lot of gud info

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      kelly 8 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

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      Frank Schwarz 8 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

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      none of your buisness 8 years ago

      is there a santa clause in spain

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      Ruksar 8 years ago

      wow lots of facts bout spain

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      jessica 8 years ago

      gud imformation

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      grahunt 8 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.