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Ethnic Groups

  • composite of Mediterranean and Nordic types


  • Roman Catholic 94%
  • Other 6%

Economic Overview

  • GDP: $1.356 trillion (2013 est.)
  • Agriculture Products: grain, vegetables, olives, wine grapes, sugar beets, citrus; beef, pork, poultry, dairy products; fish
  • Industries:
    textiles and apparel (including footwear), food and beverages, metals and metal manufactures, chemicals, shipbuilding, automobiles, machine tools, tourism, clay and refractory products, footwear, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment
  • Total Labor Force:23.2 million (2013 est.)
    • Agriculture: 4.2%
    • Industry: 24%
    • Services: 71.7%
  • Unemployment Rate: 26.3% (2013 est.)


Southwestern Europe, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, North Atlantic Ocean, Bay of Biscay, and Pyrenees Mountains; southwest of France



Government Type

Parliamentary Monarchy


temperate; clear, hot summers in interior, more moderate and cloudy along coast; cloudy, cold winters in interior, partly cloudy and cool along coast