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Further Beyond.



Population: 46,754,784 (2011)
Land Area: 504,782 sq km
Natural Resources: Coal, lignite, iron ore, copper, lead, zinc, uranium, tungsten, mercury, pyrites, magnesite, fluorspar, gypsum, sepiolite, kaolin, potash, hydropower, arable land
Capital: Madrid
Political System: Parliamentary Monarchy
State Leader: Juan Carlos I (1975)
Head of Government: Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero (2004)
Languages: Castilian Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Basque
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Major Religions: Roman Catholic 94%, Other 6%
Major Ethnicities: Mix of Mediterranean and Nordic types
Life Expectancy: 81.17 years (2011)


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 1.41 trillion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 1.369 trillion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 29,400 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: -0.1% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 2.9%, Industry 25.5%, Services 71.6% (2010)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 4.2%, Industry 24%, Services 71.7% (2009)
Industries: Textiles and apparel, food and beverages, metals and metal manufactures, chemicals, shipbuilding, automobiles, machine tools, tourism, clay and refractory products, footwear, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment
Agriculture Products: Grain, vegetables, olives, wine grapes, sugar beets, citrus; beef, pork, poultry, dairy products
Human Development Index: 0.878 (23rd)
Tourism Revenue: 51.125 billion (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 20% (2010)

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Army Size: 147 255 (2004)
Budget: 1.2% of GDP (2005)

Current Situation


Spain is located in Western Europe. It is bordered by Andorra, France, Morocco, Portugal and United Kingdom. Spain has recently become the 8th largest economy in the world replacing Canada. The economy is very well diversified and advanced.

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CIA World Factbook: Spain
The Economist: The World In 2010
Wikipedia: Spain

Updated on: December 29, 2011