The Kingdom of Spain is a country located in Southwestern Europe. Its mainland territory is located on the Iberian Peninsula; it has 2 island territories named the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands. It also has African enclaves such as Ceuta, Melilla and Penon de Velez de la Gomera.
The country recorded a population of 46.94 million in 2019 and covers an area of 505,990 km2.
Its capital city is Madrid.
Sagrada Familia in the Catalonian Capital, Barcelona.
It was founded in 1978 after the formation of a new constitution.
It joined the European Economic Community in 1986.
The country’s culture is grounded on its historical influences; it also has influences from the Roman, Celtic and Iberian cultures.
The crops grown in the country include pears, bananas, apples, apricots, plums, cherries, peaches and vegetables.
The popular dishes are paella valenciana, gazpacho, patatas bravas, jamon, fideua, churros and tortilla.
The main wildlife animals here are brown bear, wild boar, Iberian wolf, wild boar, wild cat, red squirrel and roe deer.
Annual events/ celebrations/ festivals
The main celebrated events include The National Day celebrated on 12th October, Drum Festival, Festival of Fire, Holy Week, Cordoba Patios Festival and April Fair of Seville.
Things to see
People like to visit the Park Guell, which is a public park with gardens and architectural elements situated on the Carmel Hill.
There is also the Alhambra, which is a fort and palace facility in Granada.
Other must visit places are Ibiza Island, Casa Mila, Casa Batllo, La Sagrada Familia and Prado Museum.
Spain is the only European country that has an African border; Morocco.
The oldest restaurant in the world is Sobrino de Botin in Madrid founded in 1725.
Spain is the fourth largest country in Europe.
Spanish is the second world’s most widely spoken language.
Spain has one of the most UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world.
It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea and Gibraltar on the south and east, France, Andorra and Bay of Biscay on the north and northeast, and Portugal and the Atlantic Ocean on the west and northwest.