LanguageSpanish is spokenall over the Spanishterritory. Howeverother languages arealso spoken incertain areas ofSpain. (Catalan,Galician, Basque,Valencian)
ReligionThe majority of thepopulation is Catholic.Other religions alsopractised in Spaininclude Islam, Judaism,Protestantism, andHinduism.
GeorgraphySpain isgeographically dividedinto very distinctterritories. Spaincovers an area of505,955 squarekilometres.
Spain has a warmClimate Mediterranean climate, with dry summers and winters with balanced temperatures. When talking of weather, special mention should be made of the Canary Islands. Their special location, facing the coast of Africa, gives them a climate with mild temperatures.
The Population and Cities: The large metropolitan areas include Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, Zaragoza, Bilbao, etc. The Spanish population now stands at over 47 million. To this we must add the fact that life expectancy in Spain is one of the highest in the world. (Average 81)
Eating Habits:Breakfast: 08:00-10:00Lunch:13.00-15.30Dinner: 20.30-23.00Many establishments are open continuouslythroughout the day, especially bars andcafeterias; there you can have "tapas",appetisers, and combo meals.Cinemas usually have flexible hours. Pubs, Paellabars, and nightclubs usually stay open untilthree or four in the morning. Churros Guacamole
Working Hours:The most usual business hours are fromMonday-Saturday, from 9:30-13:30,16:30-20:00
What to WearIn the coast, because of themild climate, it is usuallynot necessary to pack warmclothes. In the interior ofSpain, temperatures varygreatly from one season tothe next, with very coldwinters, and really hotsummers. Spanish peopledont dress up too much togo out, although of course,it depends on where youare going.
Culture: Spain has a very extensive network of libraries and museums throughout the Spanish territory where some of the most valuable cultural and world art treasures are held. The most important library is the National Library in Madrid.
Festivals Spanish popularfestivities and traditionsoften have a clearly religiousorigin. The festive year inSpain starts with New Yearwith a grape swallowed foreach chime of the clock. One of the mostimportant traditional La Tomatinacelebrations in Spain,however, is Easter week. The greatest number offestive events takes place inthe summer months,between June andSeptember.
The currency inExtras: Spain is the euro, the same as in other European Union countries. In Spain there are no laws specifically prohibiting nudism on beaches. It is not a crime. There are more than 300 beaches classified as nude beaches. Drinking water supply is guaranteed throughout Spain. They have stringent control systems that guarantee water quality.