Spain: General facts

Political system: parliamentary monarchyCapital: MadridTotal area: 505,370 square kilometresPopulation: 47 millionMain language: SpanishCurrency: euro

Political system: parliamentary monarchy
Capital: Madrid
Total area: 505,370 square kilometres
Population: 47 million
Main language: Spanish
Currency: euro

Source: CIA/The World Factbook

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Pope Francis salutes the crowd as he arrives for the Angelus noon prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St.Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, July 18, 2021.

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Protest in front of the parliament on July 23, 2021.

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