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is a sovereign state and a member of the European Union located in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. Its mainland is bordered to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea except for a small land boundary with the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar; to the north by France, Andorra, and the Bay of Biscay; and to the northwest and west by the Atlantic Ocean and Portugal. Spanish territory also includes the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean off the African coast, and two autonomous cities in North Africa, Ceuta and Melilla, that border Morocco. Furthermore, the town of Llívia is a Spanish exclave situated inside French territory. With an area of 504,030 square kilometres (194,610 sq mi), it is the second largest country in Western Europe and the European Union after France, and the fourth largest country in Europe after Russia, Ukraine and France. Because of its location, the territory of Spain was subject to many external influences since prehistoric times and through to its dawn as a country. Spain emerged as a unified country in the 15th century, following the marriage of the Catholic Monarchs and the completion of the reconquest, or Reconquista, of the Iberian peninsula in 1492. Conversely, it has been an important source of influence to other regions, chiefly during the modern era, when it became a global empire that has left a legacy of over 500 million Spanish speakers today, making it the world's second most spoken first language. Spain is a democracy organised in the form of a parliamentary government under a constitutional monarchy. It is a developed country with the twelfth largest economy in the world by nominal GDP, and very high living standards, including the tenth-highest quality of life index rating in the world, as of 2005. It is a member of the United Nations, European Union, NATO, OECD, and WTO.

Capital MADRID
Currency euro
Country code 0034
Spoken languages ​​ spanish
Passport

It is necessary to travel with one of the two valid documents. The village forms part of the EU and shall accede to the Schengen Agreement. For any changes related to the survival of the Passport you should request to be informed beforehand at the Embassy or Consulate of the country present in Italy or at your travel agent.

Health

The health situation is generally good. Italian citizens who travel temporarily (for tourism, business, study or work) in the country (Member State of the European Union) can receive necessary medical care provided by local public health care if they have the European health insurance card (TEAM), the health insurance card. The TEAM replaces the previous models E110, E111, E128 and E119 and is being distributed by the Ministry of economy and finance. Those who had not yet been received, may turn to its ASL and request a "provisional replacement certificate". We recommend that you take out before undertaking the journey, a health insurance that includes, in addition to the coverage of medical expenses, even the eventual repatriation medical air or transfer in another country. In April 2009, some cases have been identified "influence" (so-called swine flu). The local authorities are reacting according to the protocols laid down by international health authorities. More information can be found on the website of the Spanish Ministry of health http://www.msps.es or Italian

Climate

the southern Mediterranean, continental, Atlantic Center at Northwest.

Viability

Driving Licence: Italiana. Car insurance The insurance coverage also in Italian gives Spain. Remember those driving abroad, a car that is not advisable to have a delegation to conduct of the owner, with signature notarized by the notary public. Driving rules Compulsory equipment Helmets for motorcyclists: compulsory for motorcycles exceeding 125 cm3. Safety belts: must wear them on all seats are fitted. Child seat: a child less than 3 years must be placed in a seat suitable to its size. From 3 to 12 years may travel in the front seat of a car if it is placed in a seat approved for children, otherwise must travel on rear seat utiizzando a safety belt for adults. Safety vest-reflectorized band: must be worn by drivers who drops by immobilized vehicle on the roadway or on the side of the road outside of built-up areas; the waistcoat must comply with EU standards. The police did not fine a motorist foreigner who does not have the vest on Board (but you are fined if you go down on the roadway without vest, outside built-up areas). Fines and penalties There are inconveniences that afflict the owners and drivers of vehicles when incur fines, typically for speeding (limit on motorways 120 km/h by 3/7/2011 this limit is lowered to 110 Km/h for the sake of saving) or non-use of seat belts, and are not able to provide the payment of fines inflicted contextual, often costly. The Spanish Highway Code provides that wrongdoers who are not resident in Spain may be applied, as a precautionary measure and until payment of the fine, the blocking of the vehicle. There are also strict controls blood alcohol made by the police especially at weekends. We strongly recommend not to get behind the wheel after taking alcohol. The refusal to submit to the test alcolemica is considered a serious offence. Maximum allowed percentages are as follows: LIMIT IN AIR EXHALED DRIVERS * (1) TOURISTS 0 ' 25 mg/l (2) PROFESSIONAL 0 ' 15 mg/l (3) JUNIOR 0 ' 15 mg/l From July 1, 2006 the Spain introduced the penalty points with strict controls on all road and motorway network. Motorway network: motorways are paid, you can pay at the gate, in cash or by credit card.

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