From invention of stapler and making mop over the legal nudity, Spain is a lot more than just sunshine and beaches. When you think of Spain, the immediate thought you would get would be about bull fighting, fiestas and flamenco dancing. Spain is not just limited to this much, it has a lot more to explore. There are many facts about Spain which you are not aware of and you will never even know if you miss this article. Test up your knowledge with this cool mix of interesting and informative facts about Spain. Whether you are planning to move to Spain or you have a fantasy of Spain or you just want to flaunt some knowledge on your family dining table, these facts about Spain will definitely be very helpful.
Second largest country in the UE
Spain is officially known as the kingdom of Spain. Spain consists of the area of 505,955 square kilometers and thus it makes Spain the second largest country of the whole UE. Spain covers over 85% of the Iberian Peninsula which it is sharing with Portugal. I am sure you would not be aware about these interesting facts about Spain.
It was once a number of separate kingdoms with different languages
Yes you heard it right, Spain was once a combination of separate kingdoms and all kingdoms had different languages. Spain was unified in the 15th century. And this happened after the marriage of two catholic monarchs Isabella of Castile and Ferdinand of Aragon. This kingdom was the base for many of the regions in modern Spain. In today’s date there are 17 autonomous regions and 2 autonomous enclaves of Melila and Ceuta in North Africa.
Spanish is 2nd widely spoken language in the world
There are more than 406 million people across the globe who speaks Spanish. Yes this is one of the very surprising facts about Spain. It comes after Chinese.
Nudity is legal in Spain
Yes you heard it right, nudity is legal in Spain. I am sure this will be also one of the shocking facts about Spain. They believe that it’s better to enjoy the country’s Mediterranean climate with hot and dry summers and mild rainy with open heart. Spain was also one of the countries having the youngest marriageable age in Europe before it changed the legal age of marriage from 14 years to 16 years in the year 2015.
Spanish people are fond of chilling
Spanish people are very joyful people and they love to chill and hang out. According to the OECD report on an average Spanish people contribute 16 long hours out of 24 hours in eating, sleeping, drinking, chilling, hanging out and leisure.
Spain produces over half of the olive oil of the world
Spain produces almost more than 1.5 million tons of olive oil and almost major part of it comes from south region of Andalusia. It is also considered as the third largest producer of wine after Italy and France.