Spain: Key Information & Facts

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Updated: 2017-03-15.

General points to know about the country – demographics, important ages, phone numbers, key statistics, and more – whether you are traveling there or not.

Capital: Madrid (& largest city)

Population: 46.4 million (2015 census)

Language(s): Spanish

Monarch: King Felipe VI

Prime Minister: Mariano Rajoy

Currency: Euro € (EUR)

Area: 505,990 km2 (195,360 mi2)

Dialing Code: +34

Time Zone: Central European Time “CET” (UTC+1)
•   DST/Summer Time: Central European Summer Time “CEST” (UTC+2)

Demonym: Spanish (what’s this?)

EndonymEspaña
(their name for their country)
Emergency Dialing Tel. Number: 112 (general number for police, fire, ambulance, etc.)

Drinking Age: 18 to purchase

Smoking Age: 18 to purchase

Age of Consent: 16

Drives on the: Right

Electricity & Adapter: 230 V, 50 Hz, Plug Types C / F (define)

Country Code (ISO): ES (also the country’s primary TLD {top-level domain})

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