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Hardiness Zone Map for Spain (ES)

Spain (ES) Hardiness Zone Map
Additional Spain (ES) Hardiness Zone Map
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Region Information Data for Spain (ES)

Madrid, Spain
Spain, officially the Kingdom of Spain (Spanish: Reino de España), is a country mostly located on the Iberian Peninsula in Europe. Its territory also includes two archipelagoes: the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa, and the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea. The African enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla make Spain the only European country to have a physical border with an African country (Morocco). Several small islands in the Alboran Sea are also part of Spanish territory. The country's mainland is bordered to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea except for a small land boundary with Gibraltar; to the north and northeast by France, Andorra, and the Bay of Biscay; and to the west and northwest by Portugal and the Atlantic Ocean.
Demonym Spanish, Spaniard
Capital Madrid
Anthem "Marcha Real" (Spanish) "Royal March"
Official Motto "Plus Ultra" (Latin) "Further Beyond"
Official Flag Spain (ES) Flag
Official Language(s) Spanish
Approximate Size Total: 195,364 sq mi (505,990 km2)
% Water: 1.04
Population 46,423,064 (2015)
Currency Euro (EUR €)
Nickname "Red Fury" and "the Land of the Setting Sun"
Drives On the Right
International Dialing Code +34
Sports Spain is quite well-known when it comes to sports. And when it comes to sports, football is king in Spain. There have been a lot of variations in the kind of football that has been played in Spain but recently, the most dominant is the English style of soccer or associated football. As a matter of fact, of the most dominant football clubs in the whole world, two came from Spain, the FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF.

The national football team is also the first ever to win a three-peat in international tournaments. They are also the 1964, 2008 and 2012 UEFA European Champions and the 2010 FIFA World Cup winners. Spain is considered as one of the world’s powerhouse, not just in football but in most major sports events.

Other sports that have enjoyed considerable success in Spain include basketball, cycling, futsal, handball, tennis, motorcycling and even Formula One. This is mainly due to the fact that they have garnered championships in all of these sports. They have also hosted various international events most notably the 1992 Summer Olympics held in Barcelona. Some of the brightest Spanish stars in sports includes tennis player Rafael Nadal who has won many Grand Slam titles and Alberto Contador who has taken home many Grand Tour titles that includes many Tour de France titles.

Major events that have been hosted in Spain include the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona and the 1982 FIFA World Cup. Other highlights of sport in Spain is the football team bringing home the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012 trophies and "scar Pereiro, Alberto Contador and Carlos Sastre's 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 triumphs in the Tour de France.
Area Facts What is Spain's flower?
Spain's flower is the Red Carnation. It symbolizes charity, hope, fidelity and admiration. It is probably the national flower of Spain because it is thrown into the bull ring after a fight.


What are some regional dishes of Spain?
Spain does not have a "national' or "official" dish; but Paella is a regional dish properly called "Paella Valenciana", or paella from Valencia, and there are at least three versions of that.


What is Spain's main export?
Spain's main exports are: machinery, motor vehicles; foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals and medicines.


What are Spain's temperatures?
Over the past 21 years Spain's average annual temperature has been 57 o F. The lowest temperature recorded was -17.8° C (0° F), and the highest was 47.8° C (118° F).
Posted By Gremelin Posted on December 17th, 2018
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