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Spain is a Spanish-speaking kingdom in Europe. The total area of Spain is 194,898 square miles. Spain's capital city is Madrid. The Spanish flag is red and yellow and features a coat of arms with a lion rampant.

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Both Spain and Portugal share the Iberian Peninsula. In the past, Spain actively explored and colonized many places. Though most of these places have sought and gained independence, there are a number of smaller areas, which are still considered part of Spain's kingdom, such as the Canary Islands, the Balearic Islands, Ceuta, and Melilla.

Spain has a rich and varied history that has carried over into modern Spanish culture. However, as more and more people move to Spain's cities, where the majority of the population lives, some of the old customs like "siestas" (a nap or rest in the afternoon) are fading away.

Though it is correct to say that the people of Spain speak Spanish, Spaniards use may different dialects of the language. The form of Spanish most commonly spoken is called Castilian.

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