| GENERAL INFO (Jump to Diary)|
The Kingdom of Spain have a Unitary parliamentary
constitutional monarchy, and covers 506.000 square kilometres. It is
inhabited by 46.500.000 citizen, of which 68% are Christians and 27% have no
The currency is Euro, worth 7,46 Danish Krone. The GDP is US$1.252 trillion.
Here are three climates; Mediterranean is dominant in
the peninsula, the semi-arid climate, is mainly predominant in the
south-eastern quarter of the country, while the oceanic climate, is found in
the northern quarter of the country.
The fauna presents a wide diversity that is due in large part to the
geographical position of the Iberian peninsula between the Atlantic and the
Mediterranean and between Africa and Eurasia, and the great diversity of
habitats and biotopes, the result of a considerable variety of climates and
well differentiated regions.
Among the bigger mammals are Wildcat (Felis silvestris), Eurasian
lynx (Lynx lynx), Iberian lynx (Lynx pardinus), Common genet (Genetta
genetta), Egyptian mongoose (Herpestes ichneumon), Red fox (Vulpes
vulpe), African golden wolf (Canis anthus), Iberian wolf (Canis
lupus signatus), Italian wolf (Canis lupus italicus), Brown
bear (Ursus arctos), Eurasian badger (Meles meles),
Boar (Sus scrofa), different deer, Barbary sheep (Ammotragus
lervia), Majorcan feral goat (Capra aegagrus hircus), Spanish
ibex (Capra pyrenaica), Mouflon (Ovis aries orientalis),
Pyrenean chamois (Rupicapra pyrenaica) and a lot of bats.
Among over 1400 vascular plant species known solely from Spain are a pink
dianthus (Dianthus charidemi), the Dwarf Spanish Foxglove Borderea
chouardii, and Narcissus bugei.
Well, the diary will eventually come, when I get a
chance to visit the country.