Discover 8 little-known things about the land of gaur


Traditionally, every Spaniard has two surnames, his father's last name is given after his / her first and last names.

When it comes to Spain, many people think of a tomato throwing festival, flamenco dance and bullfighting. However, the country also has many interesting things about culture, history and natural landscapes.

4th largest in Europe

Located in southwestern Europe on the Iberi Peninsula, Spain has an area of ​​about 506,000 km2. Madrid is the capital, and the largest city in this country, then Barcelona.


The capital Madrid is the largest city in Spain. Photo: Mirror.

Owning 3,000 beaches

With nearly 8,000 km of coastline and 3,000 beaches, Spain is the ideal destination for travelers who love exciting holidays on any day of the year. Most of the beaches here are clean and safe. In particular, more than 230 places received the Q award (the award was granted by the Spanish Institute of Tourism Quality).

Produces the most olive oil in the world

Not Italy, Spain is the largest olive oil producer in the world. Each year, the country produces 1.2 million tons of olive oil, accounting for more than 40% of world production. In particular, most of this fruit is grown and produced in Andalusia, the autonomous community south of the land of gaur.

Common language

English is the most popular language on the planet. The second largest number of Spanish speaking people in the world, after Chinese. This is the official language of many countries such as Mexico, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Cuba ...


Spanish football attracts a large number of fans around the world. Photo: Novi.

48 UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Spain ranks 3rd in the list of countries with the most UNESCO world heritage sites on the planet. In particular, the country has 42 cultural heritages, 4 natural heritages and 2 mixed heritages recognized by UNESCO.

Flamenco dance

Flamenco is native to the Andalusian region of southern Spain. This is a traditional dance style of the locals for hundreds of years. This dance is passed on from generation to generation, as part of the community tradition. However, flamenco is said to be influenced by other cultures such as Latin America and Israel, or even the dance of the Digan, Arab ...

Each of them has 2 surname

Traditionally, every Spaniard has two surnames. Dad's surname is given after his / her first and last names. Unlike some countries, Spanish women do not change their surname after marriage. So 3 people in a family can carry different surname. For example, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero is married to Sonsoles Espinosa Díaz, their son will be Laura Rodríguez Espinosa.

Meals often start late

Lunch can start at 14:00 and dinner is from 21 to 22 hrs. In the afternoon, shops and businesses can close two hours for employees to "take a break". According to Travel and Leisure, Spain's tardy habit originated in World War II. Geographically, the country shares the same Greenwich time zone (GMT) as the United Kingdom, Portugal and Morocco. In 1940, former head of state Francisco Franco set the hour an hour earlier, according to the Central European time zone (CET). So, because of the old way of life, Spanish meals often start late at the new hour.

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