By: Lorin O'Rear
Spain is located on the continent of Europe and is home to 47.27 million citizens. Many of those people speak the national language Spanish
The euro (sign: €; code: EUR) is the currency used by the Institutions of the European Union and is the official currency of the eurozone, which consists of 18 of the 28 member states of the European Union: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus,Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg,Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain. It calculates to 1.36$ is US money.
- The Mediterranean climate is characterised by dry and warm summers and cool and wet winters. According to the Köppen climate classification, it is dominant on the Iberian Peninsula, with two varieties: Csa and Csb.
- The oceanic climate (Cfb) is located in the northern part of the country, especially in the regions of Basque Country, Asturias, Cantabria and Galicia.
- The semiarid climate (Bsh, Bsk) is located in the south eastern part of the country, especially in the region of Murcia and in the Ebro valley. In contrast to the Mediterranean climate, the dry season continues beyond the end of summer.
Sports & Olympic Games
Best Sports/ Events: Alpine Skiing
Number of Olympians: 21
Number of Medals Won Summer: 131 Gold, Silver, and BronzeWinter: 2 Gold, Silver, and Bronze
One Famous Olympic Athlete
Francisco Fernández Ochoa won gold (the only gold Spain has in the Winter Olympics) in Alpine Skiing at the 1972 Sapporo Games in Japan.