Spain is one of the most beautiful and most visited countries in the world. From the amazing weather to the football culture, the delicious food, historic museums and architecture. Have a read through, and we promise to leave you smiling as well as having learned a little more about this amazing country.
1. Spain Has The Highest Number Of Bars In All Of Europe
You will have no problem finding a bar that suits you best in Spain. They’re everywhere! They have the highest number of bars in all of Europe and there cafes and bars are open during the day, evening and night until 6 am. Rethinking your summer destination? Because I am!
2. Spain Still Has A King
Just like the United Kingdom, Spain still has a king which is still the head of state. However, he has no power over the country’s laws and regulations. Boring! If you didn’t know already, he is called, Felipe VI.
3. The Spanish Language Is Very Popular
Based on recent data, there is an estimate of over 400 million native Spanish speakers around the world. However, even though Spanish is the official language, the regional languages of Catalan, Basque and Galician all have official status in hie respective regions.
4. A Long Living Population
According to recent statistics, the country indeed has the second-highest life expectancy of all OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) countries at an impressive 87 years. Did you know, Spanish women are outliving males by 10 years.
5. Unemployment In Spain
Unfortunately, Spain has the 2nd highest unemployment rate in Europe, behind Greece. But, the current rate of 14% is a significant improvement from the 26% unemployment rate Spain experience back in 2015.
6. Spain Is A Very Chilled Place
It may come to a surprise for you, but the Spanish are very laid back people compared to England for example. In fact, the average Spaniard devotes 16 out of 24 hours every day to leisure which includes, drinking, sleeping and eating. Is this the lifestyle you want to live? Well, move to sunny Spain.
7. The Tooth Fairy Doesn’t Exist
Oh, don is upset! Instead of the tooth fairy, when Spanish kids lose a tooth they put it under their pilow for a magical mouse called Ratoncito Perez. He is the same as the tooth fairy but doesn’t fly. He collects the tooth and leaves money or a small gift for the kids. Cute!
8. Second Largest Country In The EU
Spain is the 2nd largest country in the European Union after France. So close but yet so far… Damn! Spain measures around 508,000 square kilometres, if you include the Canary Islands e.g. La Palma and the Spanish territories along the North African coastline.
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