General data, Spain

Spain is a relevant country on the international political and economic stage. Why?
Tourists who visit us say that they feel at home because Spain is a multicultural, tolerant, open, and safe country.

Playing a key role in world economy

  • Spain is the 4th economy in the Euro Zone.
  • The 5th economy in the European Union (EU).
  • The 14th world economy in terms of nominal Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
  • And the 14th world investor (2nd investor in Latin America).

A multicultural, diverse, and open country

  • 47 million people live and coexist in Spain, constituting a multicultural, open, tolerant, and cosmopolitan society.
  • Spanish culture is the result of a historical mixture of many peoples and civilisations.
  • 11% of the Spanish population was born outside Spain.
  • Spain has no State religion and has religious freedom.
  • The Spanish Constitution guarantees non-discrimination due to origin, race, sex, religion, or views.
  • Spain was the third country in the world to approve same-sex marriage.

A happy, caring, and safe country

  • Spain is a country with a happy, relaxed lifestyle.
  • It has one of the highest life expectancies in the world: 83.
  • The OECD includes Spain among the global Top 20 in terms of quality of life.
  • Spain has one of the lowest criminality rates in Europe: the 6th safest country in the world and the 4th in the European Union (according to UNODC).
  • 10% of the population volunteer.
  • Spain is a world leader in terms of donation and organ transplants.

The Spanish language

  • Spanish is one of the major world languages.
  • It is the 2nd language for Internet communication, after English.
  • It is estimated that by 2013 7.5% of the world population will speak Spanish.
  • Activity for meetings and incentives – Spanish lessons, Spanish culture lessons, or lessons on how to do business in Spanish.