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10 Fun Facts About Spain

Get cultured with our 10 Fun Facts about Spain and impress your friends with your new knowledge !

1.The most enduring contribution of Spain to the world is its language, which was imported to the Americas with the expansion of the Spanish Empire in the 16th century. Now, more than 400 million people speak Spanish in 22 countries, including 35 million who speak it in the United States.

Ok, you may already know this one!

2. Spanish double agent Joan Pujol Garcia is perhaps the only person ever to receive an Iron Cross from both the British and the Germans. Code named Garbo, he played an important role in the success of D-Day at the end of WWII

So many heroes forgotten... Best alive double agent ever!

3. Spain is home to a type of tailless monkey, the macaque, which is the only type of wild monkey that lives in Europe.

Voilà!..

4.The largest producer of olive oil, Spain accounts for 45% of the world’s total olive oil production.

Almost half of olive oil production is from Spain, from SPAIN. Be proud.

5.Spain is divided into 17 regions. Fifteen of the regions are on the mainland of Spain. The other two regions are island groups. The Balearic Islands lie off Spain’s eastern coast. The Canary Islands are off the western coast of Morocco.

Have you ever been to the Canary Islands? You should.

6. When a child loses a tooth in Spain, a small mouse called “Ratoncito Pérez” leaves a surprise under the pillow.

No fairies in Spain, "Ratoncito Pérez" sounds more like a SuperMouse in cartoons.

7. There are no laws against public nudity in Spain.

Jajaja. No comments

8. The Rio Tinto River in Spain is so polluted by toxic pollution from 5,000 years of mining that it contains little to no life.

For human safety, don't try to bath in this river please.

9. Spain has a huge contrast in rainfall between the wet regions of the northwest and the arid areas elsewhere. Consequently, Spain is divided into “wet” and “dry” Spain. La Coruña, for example, receives more than 39 inches of rain per year. In contrast, cities such as Zaragoza and Valladolid receive less than 12 inches of rain per year.

Give a try to spanish summer in Andalusia

10. Tipping is not common in Spain, especially for cheap dinners.

Did you noticed? :)

Have you been surprised by our 10 facts about Spain?

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