By: Sevinch Khahramonova 7C

Capital State

Madrid is the capital city of Spain. The city has a population of almost 3.2 million. It is the third largest city in the European Union.

What type of government does Spain have?

Spain's government is a constitutional monarchy. The chief of state is the king. He represents the country at events. The king's powers are limited.

The prime minister lead the government, which chooses other ministers who run parts of the government.

Spain fast facts:

Official name: Kingdom of Spain

Population: 40,280,780 people

Land area: 192,873 square miles (499,542 square kilometers)

Capital city: Madrid

Languages: Castilian Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Basque

Average January temperature (Madrid): 42 degrees Fahrenheit (6 degrees Celsius)

Average July temperature (Madrid): 76 degrees Fahrenheit (24 degrees Celsius)

Religions: Roman Catholic (94%) other (6%)

Money and Flag:

Spain's money is the euro. In 2005, 1 U.S. dollar equated 0.76 euro. One Canadian dollar equated 0.61 euro.

The red and yellow stripes on Spain's flag represents old Spanish kingdoms. The yellow stripe in the middle contains the national coat of arms. The coat of arms includes the royal seal. The seal is framed by the Pillars of Hercules.


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What are the traditional art forms in Spain?

Many major works of art were created in 1600s. In the 1600s, El Greco and Diego Velazquez created famous paintings. In the 1900s, Spanish painters included Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali. They became famous for their modern art.

Barcelona's Attractions

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