Travel Information for Spain
Time zone:GMT +1 (Central European time)
Daylight savings:GMT +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October
Main languages:Spanish
Other languages:Catalan, Galician, Basque
Currency: euros (EUR)

$1 = 0.89, £1 = 1.19

(rates as of Sep 2016)

Internet Domain:.esInternational Dialling Code:    34

For help planning your trip to Spain including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our Spain trip planning page.

Further information on Spain

Discover more about Spain - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.

Geography & Natural Features

Map of spain

Total area: 504,782 sq km (5,240 sq km under water)

Coastline: 4,964 km (Atlantic Ocean, Bay of Biscay, Mediterranean Sea)

Neighbours (border lengths): Andorra (64km), France (623km), Morocco (16km), Portugal (1,214km), Gibraltar (1km)

Highest mountain: Pico de Teide (Tenerife) on Canary Islands (3,718m)

Freedom & Rights

Summary status and rankings for Spain from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.

Freedom in the WorldFree -
Democracy IndexFull democracy 22/167
Economic FreedomModerately Free 49/179
Press FreedomSatisfactory situation 33/179
ILGA LGBT rightsBroad rights -
Corruption PerceptionsLow corruption 37/174
Overall Ranking:    22/195

Other Data & Links

Full name: Kingdom of Spain     Status: Independent Country

Population: 47,737,941 (rank: 28/196)     Density: 94.5 people/sq km (rank: 85/196)

Ethnic groups: composite of Mediterranean and Nordic types

Religions: Roman Catholic 94%, other 6%

GDP (PPP): $1389 billion       GDP per capita: $30,100 (rank: 33/195)

Information derived from the CIA World Factbook. Other country profiles: BBC News.