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Spain

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Population:

40,491,052 (2008)

Land area:

499,542 sq. km.

Capital:

Madrid (pop. 2,947,228; 2005)

Economy:

In 2006, Spain ranked 21st in the UNDP Human Development Index and 9th in total GDP, with a per capita GDP of $28,107.74. Public debt accounts for 36.2 percent of total GDP, while 19.8 percent of Spaniards are beneath the poverty line.

Main language(s):

Spanish, with significant Catalan, Galician and Euskadi-speaking populations

Monkey's name:

El Mono (El Moh-noh)

Fun fact:

The Spanish maintain a dispute over British control of Gibraltar, which they contend is an extension of the Spanish territory. And yet the Spanish remain unwilling to cede two similar territories across the Straits of Gibraltar, Ceuta and Melilla, to the Moroccans. All three territories are proof that old empires die hard.

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