Spain is a country on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. The country roughly covers 80% of the Iberian Peninsula. In addition, the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea, the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean and the Spanish exclaves in North Africa are also part of the country.

Official nameSpanje
Surface505.992 km²
time differenceUTC +1 / UTC +2
VolksliedMarcha Real

In Spain, afternoon siesta is held, especially in summer. The siesta usually lasts from 2 pm to 5 pm, but may vary locally, and replaces the lunch break as is common in the rest of Europe. Many shops are closed during the siesta. Normal working hours/school hours are different than in Northern European countries and vary greatly by region.

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