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Dictionary Results for Spain:
1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
    n 1: a parliamentary monarchy in southwestern Europe on the
         Iberian Peninsula; a former colonial power [syn: Spain,
         Kingdom of Spain, Espana]

2. Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
   Paul expresses his intention (Rom. 15:24, 28) to visit Spain.
   There is, however, no evidence that he ever carried it into
   effect, although some think that he probably did so between his
   first and second imprisonment. (See TARSHISH.)

3. Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)
Spain, rare; precious

4. CIA World Factbook 2002

   Introduction Spain
                            Background: Spain's powerful world empire of the
                                        16th and 17th centuries ultimately
                                        yielded command of the seas to
                                        England. Subsequent failure to
                                        embrace the mercantile and
                                        industrial revolutions caused the
                                        country to fall behind Britain,
                                        France, and Germany in economic and
                                        political power. Spain remained
                                        neutral in World Wars I and II, but
                                        suffered through a devastating civil
                                        war (1936-39). In the second half of
                                        the 20th century, Spain has played a
                                        catch-up role in the western
                                        international community. Continuing
                                        concerns are Basque Fatherland and
                                        Liberty (ETA) terrorism and further
                                        reductions in unemployment.
   Geography Spain
                              Location: Southwestern Europe, bordering the
                                        Bay of Biscay, Mediterranean Sea,
                                        North Atlantic Ocean, and Pyrenees
                                        Mountains, southwest of France
                Geographic coordinates: 40 00 N, 4 00 W
                        Map references: Europe
                                  Area: total: 504,782 sq km
                                        water: 5,240 sq km
                                        note: there are 19 autonomous
                                        communities including Balearic
                                        Islands and Canary Islands, and
                                        three small Spanish possessions off
                                        the coast of Morocco - Islas
                                        Chafarinas, Penon de Alhucemas, and
                                        Penon de Velez de la Gomera
                                        land: 499,542 sq km
                    Area - comparative: slightly more than twice the size of
                       Land boundaries: total: 1,917.8 km
                                        border countries: Andorra 63.7 km,
                                        France 623 km, Gibraltar 1.2 km,
                                        Portugal 1,214 km, Morocco (Ceuta)
                                        6.3 km, Morocco (Melilla) 9.6 km
                             Coastline: 4,964 km
                       Maritime claims: contiguous zone: 24 NM
                                        exclusive economic zone: 200 NM
                                        (applies only to the Atlantic Ocean)
                                        territorial sea: 12 NM
                               Climate: temperate; clear, hot summers in
                                        interior, more moderate and cloudy
                                        along coast; cloudy, cold winters in
                                        interior, partly cloudy and cool
                                        along coast
                               Terrain: large, flat to dissected plateau
                                        surrounded by rugged hills; Pyrenees
                                        in north
                    Elevation extremes: lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
                                        highest point: Pico de Teide
                                        (Tenerife) on Canary Islands 3,718 m
                     Natural resources: coal, lignite, iron ore, uranium,
                                        mercury, pyrites, fluorspar, gypsum,
                                        zinc, lead, tungsten, copper,
                                        kaolin, potash, hydropower, arable
                              Land use: arable land: 28.6%
                                        permanent crops: 9.56%
                                        other: 61.84% (1998 est.)
                        Irrigated land: 36,400 sq km (1998 est.)
                       Natural hazards: periodic droughts
          Environment - current 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
            Environment - international party to: Air Pollution, Air
                            agreements: Pollution-Nitrogen Oxides, Air
                                        Pollution-Sulphur 94, Air Pollution-
                                        Volatile Organic Compounds,
                                        Antarctic-Environmental Protocol,
                                        Antarctic-Marine Living Resources,
                                        Antarctic Treaty, Biodiversity,
                                        Climate Change, Endangered Species,
                                        Environmental Modification,
                                        Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea,
                                        Marine Dumping, Marine Life
                                        Conservation, Nuclear Test Ban,
                                        Ozone Layer Protection, Ship
                                        Pollution, Tropical Timber 83,
                                        Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands,
                                        signed, but not ratified: Air
                                        Pollution-Persistent Organic
                                        Pollutants, Climate Change-Kyoto
                                        Protocol, Desertification
                      Geography - note: strategic location along approaches
                                        to Strait of Gibraltar
   People Spain
                            Population: 40,077,100 (July 2002 est.)
                         Age structure: 0-14 years: 14.5% (male 2,993,747;
                                        female 2,812,498)
                                        15-64 years: 68.1% (male 13,699,383;
                                        female 13,592,717)
                                        65 years and over: 17.4% (male
                                        2,922,452; female 4,056,303) (2002
                Population growth rate: 0.09% (2002 est.)
                            Birth rate: 9.29 births/1,000 population (2002
                            Death rate: 9.22 deaths/1,000 population (2002
                    Net migration rate: 0.87 migrant(s)/1,000 population
                                        (2002 est.)
                             Sex ratio: at birth: 1.07 male(s)/female
                                        under 15 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
                                        15-64 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
                                        65 years and over: 0.72 male(s)/
                                        total population: 0.96 male(s)/
                                        female (2002 est.)
                 Infant mortality rate: 4.85 deaths/1,000 live births (2002
              Life expectancy at birth: total population: 79.08 years
                                        female: 82.76 years (2002 est.)
                                        male: 75.63 years
                  Total fertility rate: 1.16 children born/woman (2002 est.)
      HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: 0.58% (1999 est.)
     HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/ 120,000 (1999 est.)
                     HIV/AIDS - deaths: 2,000 (1999 est.)
                           Nationality: noun: Spaniard(s)
                                        adjective: Spanish
                         Ethnic groups: composite of Mediterranean and
                                        Nordic types
                             Religions: Roman Catholic 94%, other 6%
                             Languages: Castilian Spanish (official) 74%,
                                        Catalan 17%, Galician 7%, Basque 2%
                              Literacy: definition: age 15 and over can read
                                        and write
                                        total population: 97%
                                        male: NA%
                                        female: NA%
   Government Spain
                          Country name: conventional long form: Kingdom of
                                        conventional short form: Spain
                                        local short form: Espana
                       Government type: parliamentary monarchy
                               Capital: Madrid
              Administrative divisions: 19 autonomous communities
                                        (comunidades autonomas, singular -
                                        comunidad autonoma); Andalucia,
                                        Aragon, Asturias, Baleares (Balearic
                                        Islands), Ceuta, Canarias (Canary
                                        Islands), Cantabria, Castilla-La
                                        Mancha, Castilla y Leon, Cataluna,
                                        Communidad Valencian, Extremadura,
                                        Galicia, La Rioja, Madrid, Melilla,
                                        Murcia, Navarra, Pais Vasco (Basque
                                        note: three small Spanish
                                        possessions are located off the
                                        coast of Morocco: Islas Chafarinas,
                                        Penon de Alhucemas, and Penon de
                                        Velez de la Gomera
                          Independence: the Iberian peninsula was
                                        characterized by a variety of
                                        independent kingdoms prior to the
                                        Moslem occupation that began in the
                                        early 8th Century A. D. and lasted
                                        nearly seven centuries; the small
                                        Christian redoubts of the north
                                        began the reconquest almost
                                        immediately, culminating in the
                                        seizure of Granada in 1492; this
                                        event completed the unification of
                                        several kingdoms and is
                                        traditionally considered the forging
                                        of present-day Spain
                      National holiday: Hispanic Day, 12 October
                          Constitution: 6 December 1978, effective 29
                                        December 1978
                          Legal system: civil law system, with regional
                                        applications; has not accepted
                                        compulsory ICJ jurisdiction
                              Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal
                      Executive branch: chief of state: King JUAN CARLOS I
                                        (since 22 November 1975); Heir
                                        Apparent Prince FELIPE, son of the
                                        monarch, born 30 January 1968
                                        head of government: President of the
                                        Government Jose Maria AZNAR Lopez
                                        (since 5 May 1996); First Vice
                                        President (and Minister of Interior)
                                        Mariano RAJOY (since 27 April 2000)
                                        and Second Vice President (and
                                        Minister of Economy) Rodrigo RATO
                                        Figaredo (since 5 May 1996)
                                        cabinet: Council of Ministers
                                        designated by the president
                                        note: there is also a Council of
                                        State that is the supreme
                                        consultative organ of the government
                                        election results: Jose Maria AZNAR
                                        Lopez (PP) elected president;
                                        percent of National Assembly vote -
                                        44.54%; note - the Popular Party
                                        (PP) obtained an absolute majority
                                        of seats in both the Congress of
                                        Deputies and the Senate as a result
                                        of the March 2000 elections
                                        elections: the monarch is
                                        hereditary; president proposed by
                                        the monarch and elected by the
                                        National Assembly following
                                        legislative elections; election last
                                        held 12 March 2000 (next to be held
                                        NA March 2004); vice presidents
                                        appointed by the monarch on the
                                        proposal of the president
                    Legislative branch: bicameral; General Courts or
                                        National Assembly or Las Cortes
                                        Generales consists of the Senate or
                                        Senado (259 seats - 208 members
                                        directly elected by popular vote and
                                        the other 51 appointed by the
                                        regional legislatures to serve four-
                                        year terms) and the Congress of
                                        Deputies or Congreso de los
                                        Diputados (350 seats; members are
                                        elected by popular vote on block
                                        lists by proportional representation
                                        to serve four-year terms)
                                        election results: Senate - percent
                                        of vote by party - PP 44.6%, PSOE
                                        34.1%, CiU 4.2%, PNV 1.5%, CC 1.1%,
                                        PIL 0%; seats by party - PP 127,
                                        PSOE 61, CiU 8, PNV 6, CC 5, PIL 1;
                                        Congress of Deputies - percent of
                                        vote by party - PP 44.5%, PSOE 34%,
                                        CiU 4.2%, IU 5.4%, PNV 1.5%, CC 1%,
                                        BNG 1.3%; seats by party - PP 183,
                                        PSOE 125, CiU 15, IU 8, PNV 7, CC 4,
                                        BNG 3, other 5
                                        elections: Senate - last held 12
                                        March 2000 (next to be held NA March
                                        2004); Congress of Deputies - last
                                        held 12 March 2000 (next to be held
                                        NA March 2004)
                       Judicial branch: Supreme Court or Tribunal Supremo
         Political parties and leaders: Basque Nationalist Party or PNV
                                        [Xabier ARZALLUS Antia]; Batasuna
                                        [Arnaldo OTEGI]; Canarian Coalition
                                        or CC (a coalition of five parties)
                                        [Paulino RIVERO]; Convergence and
                                        Union or CiU [Jordi PUJOL i Soley,
                                        secretary general] (a coalition of
                                        the Democratic Convergence of
                                        Catalonia or CDC [Jordi PUJOL i
                                        Soley] and the Democratic Union of
                                        Catalonia or UDC [Josep Antoni DURAN
                                        y LLEIDA]); Galician Nationalist
                                        Bloc or BNG [Xose Manuel BEIRAS];
                                        Party of Independents from Lanzarote
                                        or PIL [Dimas MARTIN Martin];
                                        Popular Party or PP [Jose Maria
                                        AZNAR Lopez]; Spanish Socialist
                                        Workers Party or PSOE [Jose Luis
                                        RODRIGUEZ ZAPATERO]; United Left or
                                        IU (a coalition of parties including
                                        the PCE and other small parties)
                                        [Gaspar LLAMAZARES]
          Political pressure groups and business and landowning interests;
                               leaders: Catholic Church; free labor unions
                                        (authorized in April 1977);
                                        Socialist General Union of Workers
                                        or UGT and the smaller independent
                                        Workers Syndical Union or USO;
                                        university students; Workers
                                        Confederation or CC.OO
             International organization AfDB, AsDB, Australia Group, BIS,
                         participation: CCC, CE, CERN, EAPC, EBRD, ECE,
                                        ECLAC, EIB, EMU, ESA, EU, FAO, IADB,
                                        IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC, ICFTU, ICRM,
                                        IDA, IEA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, IHO,
                                        ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IOM
                                        (observer), ISO, ITU, LAIA
                                        (observer), NATO, NEA, NSG, OAS
                                        (observer), OECD, OPCW, OSCE, PCA,
                                        UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNHCR, UNIDO,
                                        UNMEE, UNMIBH, UNMIK, UNU, UPU, WCL,
                                        WEU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WToO, WTrO, ZC
   Diplomatic representation in the US: chief of mission: Ambassador
                                        Francisco Javier RUPEREZ
                                        chancery: 2375 Pennsylvania Avenue
                                        NW, Washington, DC 20037
                                        consulate(s) general: Boston,
                                        Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles,
                                        Miami, New Orleans, New York, San
                                        Francisco, and San Juan (Puerto
                                        FAX: [1] (202) 833-5670
                                        telephone: [1] (202) 452-0100, 728-
     Diplomatic representation from the chief of mission: Ambassador George
                                    US: L. ARGYROS
                                        embassy: Serrano 75, 28006 Madrid
                                        mailing address: APO AE 09642
                                        telephone: [34] (91) 587-2200
                                        FAX: [34] (91) 587-2303
                                        consulate(s) general: Barcelona
                      Flag description: three horizontal bands of red (top),
                                        yellow (double width), and red with
                                        the national coat of arms on the
                                        hoist side of the yellow band; the
                                        coat of arms includes the royal seal
                                        framed by the Pillars of Hercules,
                                        which are the two promontories
                                        (Gibraltar and Ceuta) on either side
                                        of the eastern end of the Strait of
   Economy Spain
                    Economy - overview: Spain's mixed capitalist economy
                                        supports a GDP that on a per capita
                                        basis is 80% that of the four
                                        leading West European economies. Its
                                        center-right government successfully
                                        worked to gain admission to the
                                        first group of countries launching
                                        the European single currency on 1
                                        January 1999. The AZNAR
                                        administration has continued to
                                        advocate liberalization,
                                        privatization, and deregulation of
                                        the economy and has introduced some
                                        tax reforms to that end.
                                        Unemployment has been steadily
                                        falling under the AZNAR
                                        administration but remains the
                                        highest in the EU at 13%. The
                                        government intends to make further
                                        progress in changing labor laws and
                                        reforming pension schemes, which are
                                        key to the sustainability of both
                                        Spain's internal economic advances
                                        and its competitiveness in a single
                                        currency area. Adjusting to the
                                        monetary and other economic policies
                                        of an integrated Europe - and
                                        further reducing unemployment - will
                                        pose challenges to Spain over the
                                        next few years.
                                   GDP: purchasing power parity - $757
                                        billion (2001 est.)
                GDP - real growth rate: 2.8% (2001 est.)
                      GDP - per capita: purchasing power parity - $18,900
                                        (2001 est.)
           GDP - composition by sector: agriculture: 4%
                                        industry: 28%
                                        services: 68% (2000 est.)
         Population below poverty line: NA%
     Household income or consumption by lowest 10%: 2.8%
                      percentage share: highest 10%: 25.2% (1990)
   Distribution of family income - Gini 32.5 (1990)
      Inflation rate (consumer prices): 3.8% (2001 est.)
                           Labor force: 17.1 million (2001)
           Labor force - by occupation: services 64%, manufacturing, mining,
                                        and construction 29%, agriculture 7%
                                        (2001 est.)
                     Unemployment rate: 13% (2001 est.)
                                Budget: revenues: $105 billion
                                        expenditures: $109 billion,
                                        including capital expenditures of
                                        $12.8 billion (2000 est.)
                            Industries: textiles and apparel (including
                                        footwear), food and beverages,
                                        metals and metal manufactures,
                                        chemicals, shipbuilding,
                                        automobiles, machine tools, tourism
     Industrial production growth rate: 1% (2001 est.)
              Electricity - production: 211.64 billion kWh (2000)
    Electricity - production by source: fossil fuel: 56.78%
                                        hydro: 12.49%
                                        other: 2.9% (2000)
                                        nuclear: 27.83%
             Electricity - consumption: 201.159 billion kWh (2000)
                 Electricity - exports: 7.832 billion kWh (2000)
                 Electricity - imports: 12.166 billion kWh (2000)
                Agriculture - products: grain, vegetables, olives, wine
                                        grapes, sugar beets, citrus; beef,
                                        pork, poultry, dairy products; fish
                               Exports: $118.6 billion (f.o.b., 2001 est.)
                 Exports - commodities: machinery, motor vehicles;
                                        foodstuffs, other consumer goods
                    Exports - partners: EU 71.2% (France 19.6%, Germany
                                        11.8%, Portugal 9.9%, Italy 9%, UK
                                        9%), US 4.4%, Latin America 4%
                                        (January-October 2001)
                               Imports: $150.5 billion (f.o.b., 2001 est.)
                 Imports - commodities: machinery and equipment, fuels,
                                        chemicals, semifinished goods;
                                        foodstuffs, consumer goods (1997)
                    Imports - partners: EU 63.1% (France 16.4%, Germany
                                        15.5%, Italy 9%, UK 6.9%, Benelux
                                        3.5%), OPEC 5%, US 4.5%, Japan 2.5%,
                                        Latin America 2% (January-October
                       Debt - external: $90 billion (1993 est.)
                  Economic aid - donor: ODA, $1.33 billion (1999)
                              Currency: euro (EUR); Spanish peseta (ESP)
                                        note: on 1 January 1999, the
                                        European Monetary Union introduced
                                        the euro as a common currency to be
                                        used by the financial institutions
                                        of member countries; on 1 January
                                        2002, the euro became the sole
                                        currency for everyday transactions
                                        with the member countries
                         Currency code: EUR; ESP
                        Exchange rates: euros per US dollar - 1.1324
                                        (January 2002), 1.1175 (2001),
                                        1.0854 (2000), 0.9386 (1999);
                                        pesetas per US dollar - 149.40
                                        (1998), 146.41 (1997)
                           Fiscal year: calendar year
   Communications Spain
        Telephones - main lines in use: 17.336 million (1999)
          Telephones - mobile cellular: 8.394 million (1999)
                      Telephone system: general assessment: generally
                                        adequate, modern facilities;
                                        teledensity is 44 main lines for
                                        each 100 persons
                                        domestic: NA
                                        international: 22 coaxial submarine
                                        cables; satellite earth stations - 2
                                        Intelsat (1 Atlantic Ocean and 1
                                        Indian Ocean), NA Eutelsat;
                                        tropospheric scatter to adjacent
              Radio broadcast stations: AM 208, FM 715, shortwave 1 (1998)
                                Radios: 13.1 million (1997)
         Television broadcast stations: 224 (plus 2,105 repeaters)
                                        note: these figures include 11
                                        television broadcast stations and 88
                                        repeaters in the Canary Islands
                           Televisions: 16.2 million (1997)
                 Internet country code: .es
     Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 56 (2000)
                        Internet users: 7.38 million (2001)
   Transportation Spain
                              Railways: total: 15,171 km
                                        broad gauge: 12,781 km 1.668-m gauge
                                        (6,434 km electrified)
                                        standard gauge: 525 km 1.435-m gauge
                                        (525 km electrified)
                                        narrow gauge: 1,837 km 1.000-m gauge
                                        (617 km electrified); 28 km 0.914-
                                        m gauge (28 km electrified) (2001)
                              Highways: total: 346,858 km
                                        paved: 343,389 km (including 9,063
                                        km of expressways)
                                        unpaved: 3,469 km (1997)
                             Waterways: 1,045 km (of minor economic
                             Pipelines: crude oil 265 km; petroleum products
                                        1,794 km; natural gas 1,666 km
                     Ports and harbors: Aviles, Barcelona, Bilbao, Cadiz,
                                        Cartagena, Castellon de la Plana,
                                        Ceuta, Huelva, La Coruna, Las Palmas
                                        (Canary Islands), Malaga, Melilla,
                                        Pasajes, Gijon, Santa Cruz de
                                        Tenerife (Canary Islands),
                                        Santander, Tarragona, Valencia, Vigo
                       Merchant marine: total: 144 ships (1,000 GRT or over)
                                        totaling 1,364,751 GRT/1,962,764 DWT
                                        ships by type: bulk 10, cargo 31,
                                        chemical tanker 10, container 10,
                                        liquefied gas 2, livestock carrier
                                        1, passenger 2, petroleum tanker 24,
                                        refrigerated cargo 8, roll on/roll
                                        off 35, short-sea passenger 8,
                                        vehicle carrier 3
                                        note: includes some foreign-owned
                                        ships registered here as a flag of
                                        convenience: Croatia 1, Cuba 2,
                                        Denmark 1, Germany 7, Italy 1,
                                        Netherlands 1, Norway 6, Uruguay 3
                                        (2002 est.)
                              Airports: 133 (2001)
         Airports - with paved runways: total: 85
                                        over 3,047 m: 15
                                        2,438 to 3,047 m: 10
                                        914 to 1,523 m: 19
                                        under 914 m: 23 (2001)
                                        1,524 to 2,437 m: 18
       Airports - with unpaved runways: total: 48
                                        1,524 to 2,437 m: 1
                                        914 to 1,523 m: 14
                                        under 914 m: 33 (2001)
                             Heliports: 5 (2001)
   Military Spain
                      Military branches: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines,
                                         Civil Guard, National Police,
                                         Coastal Civil Guard
       Military manpower - military age: 20 years of age (2002 est.)
       Military manpower - availability: males age 15-49: 10,520,561 (2002
    Military manpower - fit for military males age 15-49: 8,403,430 (2002
                                service: est.)
            Military manpower - reaching males: 281,043 (2002 est.)
                  military age annually:
          Military expenditures - dollar $8.6 billion (2002)
      Military expenditures - percent of 1.15% (2002)
   Transnational Issues Spain
              Disputes - international: Spain and UK are discussing "total
                                        shared sovereignty" over Gibraltar,
                                        subject to a constitutional
                                        referendum by Gibraltarians, who
                                        have largely expressed opposition to
                                        any form of cession to Spain; Spain
                                        controls the coastal enclaves of
                                        Ceuta and Melilla, which Morocco
                                        contests, as well as the islands of
                                        Penon de Alhucemas, Penon de Velez
                                        de la Gomera, and Islas Chafarinas;
                                        Morocco rejected Spain's unilateral
                                        designation of a median line from
                                        the Canary Islands in 2002 to
                                        explore undersea resources and to
                                        interdict illegal refugees from
                         Illicit drugs: key European gateway country for
                                        Latin American cocaine and North
                                        African hashish entering the
                                        European market; destination and
                                        minor transshipment point for
                                        Southwest Asian heroin

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