Top 10 geography of Spain factsSpain quiz
Not including Andorra, which European capital is located at the highest altitude?
Madrid. Due to its altitude of 667 m (2,188 ft) above sea level, The Madrid region features a Mediterranean climate with cool winters, including sporadic snowfalls and minimum temperatures often below freezing.
Which city has the famous Bay of La Concha, often considered the best city beach in Europe?
San Sebastian lies on the coast of the Bay of Biscay, Atlantic Ocean. In 1863 the city was chosen by the Spanish monarchy to spend the summer following the French example of the near Biarritz. As the "wave baths" at La Concha conflicted with shipbuilding activity, shipyards relocated to Pasaia, a near bay formerly part of San Sebastian.
What is the only African country where Spanish is an official language?
Equatorial Guinea. In 1778, the territory of present-day Equatorial Guinea became a Spanish colony called Spanish Guinea. It became an independent nation in 1968.
In which Asian country are the five most common surnames de la Cruz, Santos, Reyes, Bautista and del Rosario?
Philippines. Multiple ethnicities and cultures are found throughout the islands. From 1565 to 1821, the Philippines were governed as a territory of the Viceroyalty of New Spain. Roman Catholic missionaries converted most of the lowland inhabitants to Christianity. Even though Spanish is not an official language today (Filipino and English are), Spanish names are preserved among the population.
How many countries does Spain share a land border with?
5. Spain borders France, Portugal, Andorra, Morocco (Ceuta) and UK (Giblartar)
Where was this photo taken?
In Bilbao. One of the most admired works of contemporary architecture, The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao was opened in 1997. Computer simulations of the building's structure made it feasible to build shapes that architects of earlier eras would have found nearly impossible to construct
Which point is NOT in Spain?
Point 2. Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory since 1704, when Anglo-Dutch force captured Gibraltar from the Kingdom of Castile during the War of the Spanish Succession on behalf of the Habsburg pretender to the Spanish throne.