Facts Spain

 

Total Area:

504,782 sq km

 

Population: 40,397,842

 

Independence:

the Iberian peninsula was characterized by a variety of independent kingdoms prior to the Muslim occupation that began in the early 8th century AD and lasted nearly seven centuries; the small Christian redoubts of the north began the reconquest almost immediately, culminating in the seizure of Granada in 1492; this event completed the unification of several kingdoms and is traditionally considered the forging of present-day Spain

 

Ethnic Groups: composite of Mediterranean and Nordic types

 

Fertility:

1.28 children born/woman

 

Net Migration rate: 0.99 migrants/1,000 population

 

click here for more facts (July 2006 est.)

Photos Spain


Photos of our ride through Spain can be viewed here