What Are Some Fun Facts About Spain?


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Spain is located in Europe. Its capital and largest city is Madrid. The second largest city in Spain is Barcelona. The Euro is the currency used in Spain. The country has the lowest population density in western Europe.

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In Spain, drivers drive on the right hand side of the road. It's said that most Spaniards own more cars than they do cell phones. Spain is a highly developed country, and people living there enjoy a high quality of life.


The name "Spain" derives from the word "Ispania," which translates to the land of rabbits. The Spanish language is the second most spoken language in the world.

Spain was not involved in World War I or World War II. The country is a monarchy, ruled by one individual or monarch.

Culturally, children in Spain are not visited by a tooth fairy. Instead, they're visited by a tooth mouse named Ratoncito Perez. May 15th is a day in which all single women in the city of Madrid visit the chapel of Ermita de San Isidro. The women then prick their finger and put their blood in a vessel. This is done to help them find a husband.

Spain is the only country in Europe to grow bananas.

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