Flag of the Week: Spain

Flag of the Week: Spain
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Spain

Spain is a country in southwestern Europe that shares the Iberian Peninsula with Portugal.

Symbols on the Flag
[image of Spanish flag]
Spain's coat of arms, placed against a triband of red and yellow, represents Spain's old kingdoms, the Royal Crown, and the Monarchy.

Fast Facts
Area: 195,361 mi2
Population: 47,526,000 million Capital: Madrid
Language: Spanish
Religion: None (majority Catholic) Currency: Euro

Geography
[image of a rocky coastline stretching along a body of water]
Occupying 85% of the Iberian Peninsula, Spain has a coastline spanning an impressive 3,084 miles. This coastline reaches the Mediterranean Sea, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Bay of Biscay.

Famous Figures
[image of Pedro Sánchez, Spanish Prime Minister]
Pedro Sánchez is the incumbent Spanish prime minister from the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party.

[image of Salvador Dalí, Spanish painter]
Salvador Dalí was a Spanish artist whose painting "The Persistence of Memory" is one of the most famous surrealist paintings.

Food + Culture
[image of red soup in a bowl]
Gazpacho is a cold Spanish soup made of raw, blended vegetables - perfect for a hot summer day!

[image of people lifting up a Semana Santa float]
In Spain, Easter is celebrated during Semana Santa (Holy Week). The city of Seville has especially vibrant festivities!
Spain
Spain is a country in southwestern Europe that shares the Iberian Peninsula with Portugal.
Symbols on the Flag
Spain’s coat of arms, placed against a triband of red and yellow, represents Spain’s old kingdoms, the Royal Crown, and the Monarchy.
Fast Facts
Area: 195,361 mi2
Population: 47,526,000 million Capital: Madrid
Language: Spanish
Religion: None (majority Catholic) Currency: Euro
Geography
Occupying 85% of the Iberian Peninsula, Spain has a coastline spanning an impressive 3,084 miles. This coastline reaches the Mediterranean Sea, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Bay of Biscay.
Famous Figures
Pedro Sánchez is the incumbent Spanish prime minister from the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party.
Salvador Dalí was a Spanish artist whose painting “The Persistence of Memory” is one of the most famous surrealist paintings.
Food + Culture
Gazpacho is a cold Spanish soup made of raw, blended vegetables – perfect for a hot summer day!
In Spain, Easter is celebrated during Semana Santa (Holy Week). The city of Seville has especially vibrant festivities!