Spain

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  • There is no tooth fairy in Spain but rather a tooth mouse called Ratoncito Perez
  • Spain has the lowest population density in western Europe (excluding Scandinavia)
  • The name Spain comes from the word Ispania, which means the land of rabbits.
  • On May 15th all the single women in Madrid visit the chapel called Ermita de San Isidro to prick their fingers with pins and put it in a vessel, in order to find a husband.
  • Spain was not part of the first or second world war.
  • They have highest number of bars out of all the countries in the EU.
  • Spain is the only country in Europe that produces bananas.
  • Spain is a monarchy. The King of Spain is Juan Carlos I, who inherited the throne from General Franco, the dictator who ruled Spain from 1939 until 1975.
  • Spaniards own more cars than cell phones.
  • The Spaniards invented the mop.
  • In Barcelona, on St George’s Day (23 April) it was custom to exchange a book and a rose with the person they loved.
  • Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world, with 329 million native speakers worldwide.
  • In Ibiza, tourists spend about 143 million euros each year.
  • One in every five citizens registered in Ibiza lives in an isolated house in the country.
  • Spain was one of the first European countries to ban smoking in workplaces and bars
  • 90% of prostitutes in Spain are illegal immigrants.
  • Same sex marriage has been legal in Spain since 2005
  • Soccer is the most important sport. It’s also pretty much like a religion.
  • Real Madrid is the most popular soccer club in the world with over 228 million supporters
  • Fans of FC Barcelona (national soccer team) are known as culés, the Catalan word for ‘ass’.
  • The name Madrid comes from the Arabic “magerit” which means ‘place of many streams’.
  • Teenagers in Spain normally start dating in groups when they’re 14.
  • Tomatoes, potatoes, avocados, tobacco, and cacao, were all brought to Europe (then spread around the world) by the Spaniards from their American colonies.
  • Over 98% of the population used to be roman catholic… presently it is around 76%
  • The 1992 Summer Olympics were held in the Spanish city of Barcelona.
  • The running of the bulls is a famous Spanish event. Bulls are let loose on a course in cordoned-off streets of the town, and people run ahead of them.
  • Spain has 4,964 km of coastline and 8000 km of beaches.
  • Spain produces 44% of all the earth’s olive oil.
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