Spain, Hiszpania, Królestwo Hiszpańskie, Reino Espańol
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Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in economic and political power. Spain remained neutral in World Wars I and II, but suffered through a devastating Civil War (1936-39). In the second half of the 20th century, it has played a catch-up role in the western international community. Continuing concerns are large-scale unemployment and the Basque separatist movement.

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1. Dependency status: NA

2. Government type: parliamentary monarchy

3. Location: Southwestern Europe, bordering the Bay of Biscay, Mediterranean Sea, North Atlantic Ocean, and Pyrenees Mountains, southwest of France

4. 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

5. Climate: temperate; clear, hot summers in interior, more moderate and cloudy along coast; cloudy, cold winters in interior, partly cloudy and cool along coast

6. Terrain: large, flat to dissected plateau surrounded by rugged hills; Pyrenees in north

7. Area: 504,782 km2: includes Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, and five places of sovereignty (plazas de soberania) on and off the coast of Morocco - Ceuta, Melilla, Islas Chafarinas, Penon de Alhucemas, and Penon de Velez de la Gomera

8. Capital: Madrid

9. Administrative divisions: 17 autonomous communities (comunidades autonomas, singular - comunidad autonoma); Andalucia, Aragon, Asturias, Baleares (Balearic Islands), Canarias (Canary Islands), Cantabria, Castilla-La Mancha, Castilla y Leon, Cataluna, Communidad Valencian, Extremadura, Galicia, La Rioja, Madrid, Murcia, Navarra, Pais Vasco (Basque Country)

10. Population: 40,037,995 (July 2001 est.)

11. Languages: Castilian Spanish (official) 74%, Catalan 17%, Galician 7%, Basque 2%

12. Religions: Roman Catholic 99%, other 1%

13. Currency: Spanish peseta (ESP); euro (EUR)

14. Original language tekst: NA



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24. Spain office in Poland:

  • Kingdom of Spain Embassy
    ul. Myśliwiecka 4, 00-459 Warszawa
    tel. (022) 622-42-50
    fax 622-54-08
    e-mail: emb.esppl@mail.mae.es
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25. Intresting WEB's about Spain:

  • Yahoo! Spain - the Yahoo! guide to the country and all its regions
  • Spain Tourism - official site of the national tourist office. Provides information about cities, arts, culture, lodging, gastronomy, and more
  • All About Spain - complete tourist guide to Spain in English, German, and Spanish
  • U.S. Library of Congress Country Study: Spain - thorough introduction to the country's geography, history, culture and people
  • Tourist Office of Spain - official site that provides comprehensive information on travel to Spain. Includes passport and visa info, and a section on traveling within the country
  • Lonely Planet - Destination Spain
  • Spain Exchange - features resources for students, educators and families interested in schooling information
  • Soccer-Spain - Spanish soccer website in English
  • Spain Pictures - on Yahoo! Picture Gallery'
  • AOL Travel - Spain - Gather information before your trip to Spain by browsing online destination guides, checking out the latest vacation deals, and reading feature articles from Travel and Leisure.com
  • CyberSpain - Celebratory guide to Spain and its fiestas, flamenco, food, beaches, bars and bullfights. Also covers major cities, culture and recreation
  • TuSpain - Your Spain - Searchable directory covers an extensive range of subjects, including travel, the arts, cooking and real estate

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  • slowniki.onet.pl - dictionary translating from polish and english, german, french, italian, spanish, russian etc.
  • babelfish.altavista.com - dictionary translaiting both ways in 25 lanquages useful in translating texts

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