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    Clean living

    Spanish inventor Manuel Jalón Corominas (1925-2011) invented the mop in 1956.

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    Culinary delights

    Tomatoes, potatoes, avocadoes, tobacco, and cacao, were all brought to Europe (then spread around the world) by the Spaniards from the Americas.

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    Open spaces

    Spain is the least densely populated country in Europe, with just 202 inhabitants per square mile.

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    Artistic roots

    The oldest known cave painting is found in the Cave of El Castillo in northern Spain. There researchers have found a faint red dot that is thought to be over 40,000 years old.

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    Little creatures

    There is no tooth fairy in Spain but rather a tooth mouse called Ratoncito Perez.

Fast Facts

  • Official Name: Kingdom of Spain
  • Capital: Madrid
  • Population: 47.3 million
  • Official Language: Spanish
  • Currency: Euro
  • Government Type: Parliamentary Monarchy
  • Academic Year
    Semester 1: early September to mid-January
    Semester 2: late January to early June 

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