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Key Facts About Spain

Spain is located in southern Europe and has been part of the EU since 1986, Spain uses the Euro (€) and the leading language is Spanish. Spain's population is roughly 46.72 million.

Spain is part of the Schengen zone.

You can find Spain's telephone dialling code here.

Spain is located in south-west Europe. Spain is bordered by France to the north, the Mediterranean sea to the east, Africa to the south and Portugal to the west.

Spain’s important sectors of economy are wholesale and retail trade, transport, accommodation and food services, public administration, defense, education, human health and social work activities, and industry. EU trade accounts for 66% of Spain’s exports with France, Germany and Italy, while outside the EU, trade goes to the United States and Morocco. In terms of imports, 58% come from EU Member States with France, Germany and Italy, while outside the EU 7% imports come from China and the United States.

Useful links


Embassy information for Spain

World Bank - Doing Business Reports

A detailed breakdown by the World Bank for doing business in Spain. The report includes Economy Profile, Starting a Business, Construction Permits, Getting Credit, Protecting Minor Investors, Paying Taxes, Trading Across Borders, Labour Market Regulations and more.

Spanish Ports

Details of sea ports from


Details of Spanish airports

Tax & VAT

Tax & Vat information

Enterprise Ireland in Spain
SME United

Details of local SME organisations

Location of Spain