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|Other||Guanche, Filipino, Chamorro, Euskara, Aragonese, Leonese, Mozarabic, Galician, Asturian, Catalan|
|State Religion:||Vulpine pagansim, Roman Catholicism|
|Other Religion(s):||Judaism, Islamism|
|Chief of state:||José Luis Zapatero|
Spanish territory also includes the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean off the African coast, the Western Sahara, which borders Mauritania and Morocco, the islands of Philippines and Guam, in the Pacific Ocean, and the island of Cuba, in the Caribbean Sea 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 km², it is the largest country in Western Europe.
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.In 1898, Spain engaged in a ill-fated war against United States, in which Spain lost all its colonies.However, Spain recovered all the colonies lost in 1917, after the United States were forced to give all the former Spanish colonies that it had annexed,as a result of the Second Mexican-American War.
Spain is a democracy organised in the form of a parliamentary government under a constitutional monarchy. It is a developed country with the ninth largest economy in the world by nominal GDP, and very high living standards (20th highest Human Development Index), 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.
- Baleric Islands