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Further Beyond.

 

General


Population: 47,737,941 (2014), 47,370,542 (2013)
Land Area: 504,782 sq km
Natural Resources: Coal, lignite, iron ore, copper, lead, zinc, uranium, tungsten, mercury, pyrites, magnesite, fluorspar, gypsum, sepiolite, kaolin, potash, hydropower, arable land
Capital: Madrid
Political System: Parliamentary Monarchy
State Leader: Felipe VI (June 19th 2014)
Head of Government: Mariano Rajoy (December 20th 2011)
Languages: Castilian Spanish, Catalan, Galician, Basque
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Major Religions: Roman Catholic 94%, Other 6%
Major Ethnicities: Mix of Mediterranean and Nordic types
Life Expectancy: 81.47 years (2014), 81.37 years (2013)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 1.356 trillion (2013), 1.352 trillion (2012)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 1.389 trillion (2013), 1.434 trillion (2012)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 30,100 (2013), 31,100 (2012)
GDP Growth Rate: -1.3% (2013), -1.4% (2012)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 3.1%, Industry 26%, Services 70.8% (2013)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 4.2%, Industry 24%, Services 71.7% (2009)
Industries: Textiles and apparel, food and beverages, metals and metal manufactures, chemicals, shipbuilding, automobiles, machine tools, tourism, clay and refractory products, footwear, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment
Agriculture Products: Grain, vegetables, olives, wine grapes, sugar beets, citrus; beef, pork, poultry, dairy products
Human Development Index: 0.869 (27th)(2014), 0.885 (23rd)(2013)
Tourism Revenue: 51.125 billion (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 26.3% (2013), 25.1% (2012)

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Army Size: 147 255 (2004)
Budget: 1.2% of GDP (2005)

Current Situation

 

Spain is located in Western Europe. Spain is bordered by Andorra, France, Morocco, Portugal and United Kingdom. Spain is a member of the European Union and has adopted the Euro as its currency. The economy is very well diversified and advanced.

(2013) Spain's economy is currently struggling with a new recession and very high unemployment, it remains to be seen when the government will be able to surmount these challenges.

(2014) Spain's economy continued to struggle in 2013 as expected and will improve slightly in 2014 but growth will remain negative. Spain also inaugurated a new king in 2014 King Felipe VI.

Thoughts & Comments

 

Sources

CIA World Factbook: Spain
The Economist: The World In 2014
Wikipedia: Spain
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/ESP.html

Updated on: December 27th, 2014