Introduction

Summary

One of the OECD countries. Member of the EU and the European Economic Area (EEA).

Cities

Capital: Madrid

Principal Ports

Alicante, Barcelona, Bilbao, Cádiz, Cartagena, Gijón, Santander, Sevilla, Valencia and Vigo

Population

46.6 million

International Country Code

ES

Language(s)

Castilian Spanish (official), Catalan, Galician, Basque.

Religion

Mostly Roman Catholic with Jewish and Muslim minorities

Literacy Rate

97.7%

Emergency Services

European emergency number — 112. Other emergency telephone numbers are: Police — 091, Ambulance — 061 and Fire — 080.

Weights and Measures

Metric system

Electricity Supply

230V, 50Hz

International Direct Dialling Code

00 34

Time

1 hour ahead of GMT.

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