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Countries : Spain :    


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   Capital   
Madrid
  
   Population   
40,341,462 (July 2005 est.)
  
   Languages   
Castilian Spanish 74%, Catalan 17%, Galician 7%, Basque 2%
  
   Independence   
12 October
   Location   
Southwestern Europe, bordering the Bay of Biscay, Mediterranean Sea, North Atlantic Ocean, and Pyrenees Mountains, southwest of France
  
   Area   
total: 504,782 sq km land: 499,542 sq km water: 5,240 sq km
note: there are 19 autonomous communities including Balearic Islands and Canary Islands, and three small Spanish possessions off the coast of Morocco - Islas Chafarinas, Penon de Alhucemas, and Penon de Velez de la Gomera
  
   Land boundaries   
total: 1,917.8 km border countries: Andorra 63.7 km, France 623 km, Gibraltar 1.2 km, Portugal 1,214 km, Morocco (Ceuta) 6.3 km, Morocco (Melilla) 9.6 km
  
   Climate   
temperate; clear, hot summers in interior, more moderate and cloudy along coast; cloudy, cold winters in interior, partly cloudy and cool along coast


  
   Natural resources   
coal, lignite, iron ore, copper, lead, zinc, uranium, tungsten, mercury, pyrites, magnesite, fluorspar, gypsum, sepiolite, kaolin, potash, hydropower, arable land
  
   Geography - note   
strategic location along approaches to Strait of Gibraltar
  
   Government type   
parliamentary monarchy
  
   Currency - Currency code   
Euro ( EUR )

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   Internet country code:   
.es
  
   Internet users:   
9.789 million (2003)

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