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Learn some interesting information about Spain while enjoying a range of fun facts and trivia that's perfect for kids!

Read about the Spanish language, the highest mountain in Spain, its population, cuisine, sporting culture and much more.
 


  • The Spanish name for Spain is España.

  • The Spanish language is spoken in many areas of the world due to the early influence of the Spanish Empire.

  • Spain is located in Europe.

  • It is a developed country with a high quality of life.

  • The largest city and capital of Spain is Madrid.

  • The second largest city is Barcelona, which is located in Catalonia.

  • The population of Spain in 2012 was around 47 million.

  • The currency used in Spain is the Euro.

  • In Spain they drive on the right-hand side of the road.

  •  It is believed that modern humans first arrived in Spain around 32000 years ago.

  • Mount Teide is the highest mountain in Spain (3718 m, 12198 ft) and an active volcano.

  • The Pyrenees is a mountain range that divides Spain and France.

  • Spain includes a number of islands including Mallorca, Tenerife, Ibiza and Gran Canaria. Many can be found in the Canary Islands, an archipelago off the northwest coast of Africa.

  • The Spanish tourism industry is one of the largest in the world, bringing in billions of Euros into the Spanish economy.

  • Spain produces a large amount of renewable energy, including wind power and solar power.

  • Spain has a variety of foods and unique dishes such as paella (a type of rice dish) and tapas (a range of small snacks or appetizers).

  • Football (soccer) is the most popular sport in Spain.

  • The 1992 Summer Olympic Games were held in Barcelona.

  • For more information, check out maps of Spain or take a closer look at the Spanish flag.

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