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Official state name: Kingdom of Spain
Seat of government and congress/parliament in Madrid
Spain has approximately 47.200.000 inhabitants, of which about 35.000.000 (74,2% of the population) Spanish native speakers.
Well known products of Spain:
Red Wine, Paella, Spanish Omelette, Gazpacho, Serrano ham ... Mediterranean Food.
Time difference to/offset from UTC/GMT (London): 1 hour
Current time in Spain:
Daylight saving time (DST) from Sunday, 30 March, 2014 until Sunday, 26 October, 2014, time change 1 h (at this moment applied)
Besides Spanish, in Spain people also speak Catalan, Basque, Galician.
Learn Spanish in Spain:
some Spanish language schools of Spain
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The international area code for calls from abroad for Spain is: +34
voltage: 220 V
Websites of Spain end usually with .es
Madrid City Tour
Streetsand traffic in Madrid.
Virtual library Miguel de Cervantes
Virtual library Miguel de Cervantes with a digital catalogue of authors and their literary works (Roberto Arlt, Mario Benedetti, Rubén Darío etc.)
website in Spanish
area: Study & training
Spain - the birthplace of such great artists as Picasso, Salvador Dalí, Velázquez, Miguel de Cervantes, and Antonio Banderas ... All add to the fantastic culture of Spain. ¡Ole! Why not learn Spanish in Spain the country of origin?
For thousands of years Spain has been one of the cultural centers of Europe.
It has many beautiful cities and towns, offering thousands of monuments as well as a tremendous mix of architecture.
Its various regions are all vary from one to the next by cultural, language, geographically, climatically and even in personality differences.
Spain is about life, music, and “Carpe Diem" to seize the day. In each region of the country you will find many different versions of this philosophy being played out.
That is the one unique thread that holds the Spaniards together and why Spain is such an enjoyable country to study abroad in and learning Spanish here is so much fun.
With great weather all year long, including lots of sunshine and comfortable temperatures even during the winter months, Andalusia is an inviting region with many national parks, cultural routes, golf courses, and historical monuments.
The marks left by the past great civilizations like the Phoenicians, Visigoths, Romans, and the Arabs are presents in every corner and the more recent overlay of Baroque and Renascence give Andalusia a touch that you will not find anywhere else in the world. This ever present mix in the modern architecture in the cities of Cordoba, Seville, Granada, Malaga and Jerez produce constant tourism all year long.
Although the summer ends the sun never stops shinning on Andalusia.
Rich in scenic beauty and producing some of the fantastic culinary delights that Spain has to offer is the region of Castilla y León. The hills and valleys of this part of Spain have been famous for producing excellent wines for centuries and this always seems to bring along mouth watering food and recipes.
There are many small inns and local routes to take advantage of these fine cultural and culinary offering.
The beauty of the region is best seen from its most spectacular cities like Valladolid, Avila, Salamanca, Burgos, or Segovia.
A lot of people believe that Spain has more holidays than workdays, but there are only ten national holidays. Well, there are two more per autonomous region, which are held on different days in every region. You have also to add two more per locality that are also held on different days, but usually in summer time. The following list shows only the ten national holidays:
January 1st – New Year’s day
January 6th – The three wise men
Good Friday – (March or April)
May 1st – Labour Day
August 15th – Assumption Day
October 12th – Hispanidad
November 1st – All Saint’s Day
December 6th – Constitution Day
December 8th – Immaculate Conception
December 25th – Christmas Holiday