1. Spain produces the most olive oil in the world
Spain produces 43.8% of all of the world's Olive Oil. That’s quite a claim. The largest Olive Oil producing region is Andalucia, with Jaen at the epicentre of production.
2. Spanish is the second most spoken language
Approximately 470 million people in the world speak Spanish as their first or native language, the best reason to learn those complicated conjugations!
3. No fairies
At least, not for teeth. The much loved Tooth Fairy is a mere rodent in Spain. Lose a tooth and if you’re lucky, you might get a night time visit from a mouse by the name of Ratoncito Pérez, he’ll leave you a gift under the pillow.
4. Lots of land
Spain is the least densely populated country in Europe, with plenty of wild and wonderful open space!
5. Flowers and plants
There are 8,000 plant species in Spain, with 2,000 of them being indigenous.
Spain remained neutral during World War I and abstained during World War II under Franco. Still technically involved of course, through the efforts of the many volunteers, who fought on both sides.