New Europe with Stronger Ties

Spain

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    BASIC FACTS ABOUT SPAIN

  • OFFICIAL NAME: The Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España)
  • EU ADMISSION DATE: 1986
  • GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION: Iberian Peninsula
  • NEIGHBOURS: Portugal, Gibraltar, France, Andorra, Morocco
  • AREA: 504.645 km2
  • POPULATION: ca. 46 million
  • ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION: 19 communities (comunidades autonomas)
  • CAPITAL: Madrid
  • CHIEF CITIES: Barcelona, Sevilla, Valencia, San Sebastian, La Coruña, etc.
  • OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: Spanish (Castellano) and Galician, Catalan, Basque
  • THE HIGHEST PEAK: Pico de Teide (3.718 m)
  • LONGEST RIVERS: Ebro, Tagus
  • CURRENCY: euro
  • MAIN RELIGION: Roman Catholic
  • FAMOUS PEOPLE: Miguel Cervantes, Pablo Picasso, Federico Garcia Lorca, Francisco Goya, Juan Carlos de Burbon, Iker Casillas, Fernando Torres, Vicente del Bosque, etc.


    BASIC FACTS ABOUT VALENCIAN COMMUNITY

  • OFFICIAL NAME: Valencian Community (Comunitat Valenciana / Comunidad Valenciana)
  • STATUTE OF AUTONOMY: 1982
  • GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION: eastern part of Iberian Peninsula
  • AREA: 23,255 km2
  • POPULATION: ca. 5 million
  • ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION: 3 provinces and 34 comarques
  • CAPITAL: Valencia
  • CHIEF CITIES: Alicante, Elche, Castellon de la Plana, Torrevieja, etc.
  • OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: Valencian and Spanish
  • THE HIGHEST PEAK: Calderon (1.839 m)
  • LONGEST RIVERS: Segura, Jucar
  • OFFICIAL FLAG: Royal Senyera
  • PATRON SAINT: Vincent Ferrer
  • FAMOUS PEOPLE: Nino Bravo, Pope Callixtus III, Pope Alexander VI, Jose Francisco Molina, Jose Martinez Ruiz (known as Azorin), David Ferrer, , etc.