Official language is Spanish or as it is known as Castilian; 100% of population speaks it. Nonetheless, other languages, proper to its constituent communities, have been declared co-official with Spanish in the territories in which they are spoken, namely: Catalan, Valencian, Galician, Basque and Aranese.
Due to Spain's geographical situation, the climate is extremely diverse. It can be roughly divided into three climates:
- The moderate continental climate exists in the inland areas; largest city, Madrid.
- The Mediterranean climate region, which roughly extends from the Andalusian plain along the southern and eastern coast up to Pyrenees; a region of Barcelona.
- An Oceanic climate takes place in Galicia and the coastal strip by the Bay of Biscay; largest city, Bilbao.
Spanish cuisine and wine will turn your trip to Spain into a real fiesta. Spain is a country with traditionally high quality meat and seafood dishes. For example the northern region of Galicia is renowned for its seafood and meat dishes and Valencia - with paella and prawn delicacies.