Capital: Madrid

Population: 47,846,084 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Official Language: Castilian Spanish

Unofficial Languages: Other Spanish dialects, such as: Catalan, Galician, Basque, and others

Main Religion: Christianity

Ethnic Groups: Spaniards, and other minorities

Largest Cities: Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Seville

Main Sport: Football, Basketball, Tennis

Political System: Parliamentary Monarchy

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Epiphany (January 6)

Good Friday (March 25)

Easter (March 28)

Labor Day (May 1-2)

Assumption of Mary (August 15)

Hispanic Day (October 12)

All Saints’ Day (November 1)

Constitution Day (December 6)

Immaculate Conception (December 8)

Christmas Day (December 25)

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