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Amazing Facts about Spain:

  • Per capita, Spain is has the highest consumption of cocaine & marijuana in the world

  • Spain is the single country of the world with the most AVE kilometers of rail-lines--220 kms./hr. (High-Speed Train lines)

  • Seven of every ten young people 20-30 yrs. still live at home with their parents.

  • The greatest amount of solar energy derived from solar installations in the world comes from Spain.

  • Spain is the largest producer and exporter of table olives in the world; the greatest producer of piñon nuts; the greatest exporter of citric fruits; the second greatest producer of artichokes; and the highest producer in Europe of all kinds of fruit.

  • Currently Spain has the highest unemployment in Europe, 26%.

  • 30% of all the grape vineyards in the European Union are in Spain, representing 13.8% of all the land dedicated to wine culture in the world.

  • Spain is the second greatest exporter of wine in the world, behind Italy; is the 1st highest producer of honey and is the 1st highest producer in Europe of fish from hatcheries.

  • More than 459 million people in the world speak Spanish; there are 18 million registered students of Spanish; 81 million web pages in Spanish

  • Spanish is the second most-widely spoken language in the world, per number of speakers, and is the 2nd language of international communication

  • 40.5 million people speak Spanish in countries where it is NOT the official language.

  • Spain is the fourth most popular tourist destination in the world and has the third largest number of hotel rooms.

  • Spain leads Europe in the amount of water recovered from desalination plants.

  • Spain is the 2nd highest manufacturer of vehicles in Europe; is the first in Europe for installed capability for the production of stainless-steel.

  • Telefonica is the the first integrated-european telephone operation in Europe, and the first in the world for number of customers.

  • The second largest telescope in the world is in Spain (in La Palma, Canarias).

  • Spain holds the first place in Europe and the third in the world in agrobiotecnology; and is fifth in biochemistry and molecular biology.

  • Three of every five airline flights in the world are controlled by Spanish-designed systems of air navigation.

  • The electronic DNI (National Identity Document) and electronic passport are pioneer efforts in personal electronic identification

  • Seven of the ten largest companies in the world in administration of infrastructures are Spanish.

  • The third wealthiest man in the world is a Spaniard (Amancio Ortega), after Bill Gates; and is worth 47 billion dollars; who increased his wealth by 32% in the last year.

  • A total of 100% of Spaniards and residents of Spain are sinners and without hope of Heaven, without Christ (Rom. 3:23; 6:23).


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