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Interesting Facts about Spain

Spain Interesting Facts

Spain, officially the Kingdom of Spain Reino de España, is a country in Europe. Here are some interesting facts about Spain:

  • Don Quixote is the world's first modern nobel and it is Spanish.
  • The world's biggest food fight festival is in Spain. La Tomatina is a massive tomato fight festival.
  • The world's oldest restaurant is located in Spain. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Casa Botin founded in 1725, in Madrid, and the oldest operating restaurant in the world.
  • Spain contains 49 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, making the country the 4th country with the most UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Spain is the only EU country to have a land border with an African country. It is bordering with Morocco.
  • The 1st country where wind energy was the 1st source of electricity for an entire year was Spain.
  • Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world after Mandarin. However, Spain is the 3rd country with the largest Spanish-speaking population. Most of the Spanish-speaking population lives in Mexico and the United States.
  • Spain was the first empire in which the sun never sets. Moreover, Spain was the world's first global empire.
  • There is a Spanish Royal Family in Spain.
  • Spain was under muslim contorl for five centuries. What were known as the "Moors" from North Africa invaded Spain in 711 AD.
  • There is no tooth fairy in Spain, but there is a toothy mouse named Ratoncito Perez.
  • The Spanish anthem has no words.
  • Spain has more bars than any other EU country.
  • Almsot half of the world's olive oil is produced by Spain.
  • Stapler was founded in Spain, in the 18th century as a present for King Louis XV of France.
  • It is not illegal to be naked in public in Spain.
  • Spanish people traitionally have two surnames.
  • Spain means the "Land of the Rabbits".
  • There are over 60 inhabited islands in Spain, and the total number of islands, including uninhabited ones, is estimated at over 1,000.
  • The bull festival takes place in Spain. Spanish tradition dating back to the 14th century. Up to 20,000 people take part in bull racing in Pamplona every year.
  • Spain shares land borders with five countries. Here are the countries that border Spain: Portugal, France, Andorra, Gibraltar, and Morocco.

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