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Atlas Spain

Country (long form)
Kingdom of Spain
Capital
Madrid
Total Area
194,897.42 sq mi
504,782.00 sq km
Population
39,996,671 (July 2000 est.)
Estimated Population in 2050
32,562,163
Languages
Castilian Spanish (official) 74%, Catalan 17%, Galician 7%, Basque 2%
Literacy
97.0% total, N/A% male, N/A% female
Religions
Roman Catholic 99%, other 1%
Life Expectancy
75.32 male, 82.49 female (2000 est.)
Government Type
parliamentary monarchy
Currency
1 peseta (Pta) = 100 centimos
GDP (per capita)
$17,300 (1999 est.)
Labor Force (by occupation)
services 64%, manufacturing, mining, and construction 28%, agriculture 8% (1997 est.)
Industry
textiles and apparel (including footwear), food and beverages, metals and metal manufactures, chemicals, shipbuilding, automobiles, machine tools, tourism
Agriculture
grain, vegetables, olives, wine grapes, sugar beets, citrus; beef, pork, poultry, dairy products; fish
Arable Land
30%
Exports
machinery, motor vehicles; foodstuffs, other consumer goods
Imports
machinery and equipment, fuels, chemicals, semifinished goods; foodstuffs, consumer goods (1997)
Natural Resources
coal, lignite, iron ore, uranium, mercury, pyrites, fluorspar, gypsum, zinc, lead, tungsten, copper, kaolin, potash, hydropower, arable land
Current Environmental Issues
pollution of the Mediterranean Sea from raw sewage and effluents from the offshore production of oil and gas; water quality and quantity nationwide; air pollution; deforestation; desertification
Telephones (main lines in use)
17.336 million (1999)
Telephones (mobile cellular)
8.394 million (1999)
Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
49 (1999)