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Interesting facts about Spain

Interesting facts about Spain

Recently, Spain has been in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons and the world’s eyes are all turned towards this beautiful country because of the social and political unrest that has taken over Catalunya. Nevertheless, the Hispanic realm remains a friendly, welcoming and safe destination and to pay tribute to that beautiful country by reminding of some interesting facts about Spain.

  1. Did you know that 44% of the world’s oil is produced in Spain? This makes the country the largest oil producer in the world.
  2. Spain is pretty modest when it comes to cars, though. Seat is actually the only Spanish car brand. Funny, I’d never thought of that… but it might explain why you are likely to find the brand available among the Spain car hire options online.
  3. Spain is still an Empire. Once upon a time, it used to rule over half of the New World.
  4. Spanish is still one of the widely spoken languages in the world.
  5. Nevertheless, it is interesting to know that only a bit more than 70% of Spanish people actually speak Spanish. The rest speak different dialects (like Basque, Catalan and Galician).
  6. The United States of America have more Spanish speakers than Spain. Sure, we need to consider the immense size of the country, but still!
  7. Bars are an essential fact of life in Spain. The country has the largest number of bars per capita… in the world!
  8. At least 700 people in Spain have Japanese ancestry! How do we know that? Well, it’s a fact: there is a town in Spain where these 700 people share the name Japon because they apparently descend from Samurais established here many years ago.
  9. Spain has a pretty high life expectancy: 82 years!
  10. However, Spain has a very low birth rate.

Spain remains one of the most sought after destinations in the world.



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