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  • Spain founder member of the European Space Agency

    Spain founder member of the European Space Agency (ESA) and participates in all its projects. Home to centres for international space agencies, notably: European Space Astronomy Centre (Madrid), part of the ESA. Communications Centre for NASA's Deep Space Network (Madrid). The Galileo "Loyola de Palacio" European Services Centre (Madrid), European GNSS Agency. Canary Islands host two astrophysics observatories: Roque de los Muchachos (La Palma) and Teide (Tenerife) experiment with quantum teleportation of protons. The INTA space centre also has a base on Gran Canaria island. Pedro Duque is the Spaniard with the greatest presence in international space projects HISPASAT is the first-level operator of communications satellites for Spanish and Portuguese-speaking markets.
  • Empresas multinacionales eligen España para instalar sus centros de excelencia e investigación por su elevado nivel de desarrollo en algunos sectores

    Multinational companies choose Spain as the location for their excellence centres due to the high level of development in some sectors. These centers contribute to technological and industrial development and situate Spain as a leading country in research and development and innovation. Railroad sector: Bombardier transportation and Thales España. Aeronautical sector: Airbus (CEEH) and Boeing (BRTE). Biochemistry and biotechnology: Lilly, Serono, GSK and PFEIZER, Celgene (CITRE) and BAYER. Information and communication technologies: Amadeus.
    Woman working in chemical formulas
  • The United States is the non-spanish speaking country with the largest spanish-speaking population

    The United States is the non-spanish speaking country with the largest spanish-speaking population. Spanish is spoken in 12% of the homes across the USA. Today spanish is the second most spoken language, in the USA, with almost 50 million speakers. More than 32 million Americans speakspanish as a native language. In the year 2050 the USA will be the largest spanish-speaking country in the world, ahead of Mexico. Six million people study spanish now. Spanish is the most studied foreign language in american universities.
    Imagen de la sede del Instituto Cervantes en Nueva York
  • The United States is the non-spanish speaking country with the largest spanish-speaking population

    28% Total area protected in Spain. 14 million hectares of land and 1 million hectares of sea. 55% of Spain's entire surface area are wooded areas, 27,5 million hectares. 87% of Spain's marine waters have been rated as being in excellent condition. Spanish coasts are: 18% beaches, 20% cliffs, 21% low rocky coast, 28% tlow flood plains, 13% of the coast has been modified by humans.
    Photo of the Rainforest in Garajonay National Park, La Gomera, Canary islands
  • Spain joined the European Union (EU) in 1986.

    Spain joined the European Union (EU) in 1986. In 2013, 66% of spaniards think it is a good thing.
    9 out of every 10 tourists visiting Spain are from the European Union.
    It has been the biggest net beneficiar y of the european budget over the past 25 years.
    Spanish trade surplus in 2013 with the EU: 17,694.6 million euros, 38.6% higher than in 2012.
    Photo of the hemicycle of the European Parliament in Brussels
  • Spain has 14 entrepreneurs for every 10,000 people.

    Spain has 14 entrepreneurs for every 10,000 people. Madrid is the most entrepreneurial of all the autonomous regions, with 28 entrepreneurs per 10,000 people. The number of new companies created in 2012 rose by 4% in comparison with 2011. The Incyde Foundation has set up Europe's largest network of business incubators for entrepreneurs (105 at the end of 2013) These are working with 1,000 companies (which have an 80% survival rate) and have led to the creation of 4,000 jobs
    Photo of the facade of a business incubator chambers of commerce
Javier Rioyo

In memory of Paco de Lucía

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Rioyo

In memory of Paco de Lucía

He had a closeness and depth; didn´t speak much, he looked, smiled and from time to time, he declared.

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  • INSTITUTIONS & HISTORY

    Spain, Japan and the Samurai expedition

    In the 17th Century, a group of Japanese people arrived in Coria del Río (Seville) and never left. Fifteen generations later there are still Andalusians with the surname Japón.

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  • BUSINESS & ECONOMY

    Spanish R&D is helping to boost nanotechnology

    Spain's technological capacity is reflected in its cutting-edge developments in the field of nanotechnology, a discipline in which Spain enjoys major international recognition.

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  • EDUCATION, CULTURE & SOCIETY

    The healthy component of Spanish cuisine

    Spain, as an international tourism heavyweight, has always been a leader in all kinds of initiatives related to the concept of "healthy culinary tourism".

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Pedro
Guillén

A milestone in
modern medicine

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Pedro Guillén