Country: Spain

Population: 40,448,191

Capital: Madrid

Time Zone: UTC+1

Currency Name: euro (EUR)

Government Type: parliamentary monarchy

Languages: Castilian Spanish (official) 74%, Catalan 17%, Galician 7%, Basque 2%, are official regionally

Ethnic Breakdown: composite of Mediterranean and Nordic types

Religion: Roman Catholic 94%, other 6%

Major Cities: Madrid, Barcelona

Phone Country Code: 34

Health Concerns:

Official Tourism Website: http://www.tourspain.es/en/HOME/ListadoMenu.htm?Language=en

High Travel Season: June - August

Voltage: 230 V - 50 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: c, f

Major Holidays: January 1 (New Year's Day), Easter, May 1 (Labor Day), August 15 (Assumption of Mary), October 12 (Columbus Day), November 1 (All Saints Day), December 6 (Constitution Day), December 8 (Immaculate Conception), December 25 (Christmas Day)

Misc Fact / Good to Know: Madrid is located in the exact center of the country.