Embassy in India
New DelhiH.E. Mr. Javier Elorza
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Embassy of Spain
12, Prithvi Raj Road
Monday To Friday: 9.00 A.M. to 1.00 P.M. ,2.00 P.M. to 5.00 P.M.
Phone : +91-11-5129 3000, (O)
Fax : +91-11-5129 3020
ChennaiMr. Vijay Sankar
9, Cathedral Road
Monday To Friday:
Phone: +91-44-2812 8800 (O)
Fax: 2811 7411
KolkataMr. Avijit Mazumdar
TIL Limited, 1 Taratolla Road
Kolkata 700 024
Monday To Friday:
Phone: +91-33-24695954 (O)
Indian Embassy in
MadridAvenida Pío XII, 30-32
28016 Madrid Spain
Usual working hours for Embassy: 09:00 hrs to 17:30 hrs,
Mon to Fri. Consular Section timings:
Mon to Fri - 0900 hrs to 1230 hrs (to deposit documents),
1500 hrs to 1630 hrs (to collect documents) Phone : + 34 913098870
Emergency Contact Number for Consular Section: +34-608769323
Fax : +34 913451112
Ambassador: Shri Vikram Misri
and largest city
and national language
|Recognised regional languages||Aragonese
|Ethnic groups(2015)||89.9% Spanish
|Currency||Euro (€) (EUR)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)
|Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)
Note: Spain observes CET/CEST, except theCanary Islands which observe WET/WEST
|Date format||dd/mm/yyyy (CE)|
|Drives on the||right|
|ISO 3166 code||ES|
Spain, situated in South-western Europe, is a member of the European Union. Spain is bordered by Mediterranean Sea, Gibraltar, France, Andorra, Bay of Biscay, Atlantic Ocean and Portugal. Apart from small exclave in France most of Spain lies on the Iberian Peninsula.Spain is the 2nd largest country in Western Europe, and the 5th in Europe. Aside from the mainland, Spain's territory includes several islands which include the Balearic Islands on the Mediterranean, Canary Islands on the Atlantic, Cueta, Melilla, 3 exclaves in North Africa, and several islands and rocks of the Perejil, Alhucemas, Alboran, and Chafarinas.
Spain’s robust economic expansion is defying concerns that a political impasse, now in its ninth month with no end in sight, would tarnish one of Europe’s economic bright spots.Long a largely agricultural country, Spain produces large crops of wheat, barley, vegetables, tomatoes, olives, sugar beets, citrus fruit, grapes, and cork. Spain is the world's largest producer of olive oil and Europe's largest producer of lemons, oranges, and strawberries. The best-known wine regions are those of Rioja, in the upper Ebro valley, and of Málaga and Jerez de la Frontera, in Andalusia. Cattle, pigs, and poultry are raised. Agriculture is handicapped in many places by lack of mechanization, by insufficient irrigation, and by soil exhaustion and erosion.
The natural resources of Spain are coal, lignite, ironore, tungsten, uranium, zinc, copper, lead, mercury, fluorspar, kaolin, sepiolite, gypsum, magnesite, pyrites,hydropower, potash and arable land.
In Spain, higher education institutions are classified according to whether they organise university or non-university provision. The later are further subdivided into centres which offer advanced vocational training cycles and specialised education institutions.
This type of provision is organized by universities, which may be public or private.
Public universities and private universities are founded pursuant to a specific act passed by the Legislative Assembly of the region where the institution will be located, or an act approved by the Spanish Parliament, at the proposal of the central government and in accordance with the relevant Autonomous Community Council. A report from the General Conference for University Policy is also mandatory.
Higher Vocational Training may be offered in different types of institutions, namely, in secondary education schools, which also organise Compulsory Secondary Education (ESO) provision and Bachillerato programmes, in national reference centres and in integrated vocational training centres.
Spain, a country on Europe’s Iberian Peninsula, includes 17 autonomous regions with diverse geography and cultures. Capital city Madrid is home to the Royal Palace and Prado museum, housing works by European masters. Segovia has a medieval castle (the Alcázar) and an intact Roman aqueduct. Catalonia’s capital, Barcelona, is defined by Antoni Gaudí’s whimsical modernist landmarks like the Sagrada Família church.
There are three different climate zones in Spain, due to its large size. Visitors can generally expect a Mediterranean climate, characterized by hot, dry summers and mild, rainy winters. The vast central plateau, or Meseta, has a more continental influenced climate with hot, dry summers and cold winters. Rain generally falls mostly in spring and autumn. The mountains surrounding the plateau have a higher rainfall and often experience heavy snowfalls in winter.
Light- to medium weights and rainwear, according to the season.