Establishing a Company in Spain
Spain is located on the Iberian Peninsula of southwestern Europe. It is basically a kingdom, and still has a king that serves in a primarily representative role. Its neighbor to the west is Portugal, on its southern border it shares a boundary with the small area of Gibraltar, Morocco and the coast and on its northern borders are France and the tiny Principality of Andorra. In many respects, Spain forms the bridge from Europe to Africa, on the one hand extremely close to Western Europe and on the other hand, almost touching the northernmost beaches of the African continent. Spain also has an outlet to the Mediterranean Sea to its east and the Atlantic Ocean to its west and north, so for many reasons the establishment of a company there provides a range of economic and geographic possibilities.
The capital of Spain is the city of Madrid where the official language is Spanish. Its currency is the Euro. Spain's population consists of approximately 47 million citizens. Apart from Madrid, the central cities are Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, Valencia, Seville, Zaragoza, and Bilbao, the capital of Basque Country. The country's history is long and eventful, including centuries in which Spain was one of the world's strongest empires, a period of civil war, a time of dictatorship rule and finally the evolution to democracy and establishment of Spain as one of Europe's central and most powerful member states.