Spain

30 interesting facts about Spain:

-The official name of Spain is the Kingdom of Spain.

-Spain has 2964 km of coastline and 200 different beaches

-The average number of sunny days in Spain comes close to 280 per year

-Out of all the european countries Spain is the one with the highest number of bars

-Spain is the largest olive oil exporter in the world and produces 44% of the world’s olive oil.

-Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world

-There are 329 million native Spanish speakers in the world

-Spain is the only country in Europe that produces bananas

-Spain is the only country that considers bull fighting to be a sport. Yet bull fights are completely prohibited in the region of Catalunya and on the Canary Islands

-Tomatoes, potatoes, avocados, tobacco, and cacao were brought to Europe by Spaniards from American colonies

-The official language of Spain is Castilian Spanish (74%), though Catalan (17%) Galician (7%), and Basque (2%) are also spoken. The language spoken in the Basque region (Northern Spanish territory) is a unique language and not related to any other language known to man

-There are no laws against public nudity in Spain

-The most popular type of music in Spain is Flamenco

-Spaniards almost never have breakfast at home, they rather prefer one of the countless cafes. It is also common to have dinner late in Spain – at around 10pm

-Spain has almost 3.7 million foreigners residing within its territory,almost one-third of the nation's population

-Most Spaniards have two surnames: one from their mother and one from their father

-In the restaurant El Diable on the island of Lanzarote you can eat steak grilled right over the vent of a volcano

-The Spanish cities Ceuta and Melilla are located on the African continent

-After France and Italy, Spain is the third largest country in the world when it comes to the amount of wine produced yearly

Royal Palace

-The only desert in Europe is located in Spain. The so called Taberna Desert is the driest place in the country

-In Spain, local people have lunch at 2 pm and dinner at 9 to 10 pm

-Spain is the second country with the highest number of bars per inhabitants.

-There are a lot of holidays and vacation days in Spain and Spaniards really respect their free time and siestas. They often talk about the “quality of life” which has a lot to do with how much free time one has.

- La Tomatina, is the largest tomato fight in the world, and is every year celebrated in a village of Valencia.

- Spain has over 8000 km of beaches.

-After Us and Brazil, Spain is the third country in the world with the most plastic surgery interventions

-There is no tooth fairy in Spain. Instead, the Spanish have a legend called ‘Ratoncito Perez’ who exchanges children’s teeth for gifts.

-There's a zipline connecting Spain and Portugal. It's 2,365 ft (720 m) and 60 seconds long.

-When meeting someone, it is customary to give one kiss on each cheek.

-The Madrid-Barcelona is one of the city pairs with most flights per week in the world!