Official Name: Kingdom of Spain
Capital City: Madrid
Population: 40,448,191 (July 2007 est.)
Government: parliamentary monarchy
Languages: Castilian Spanish (official) and minority languages such as Catalan, Galician, Valencian, Aranese
Location: Southwestern Europe, bordering the Bay of Biscay, Mediterranean Sea, North Atlantic Ocean, and Pyrenees Mountains, southwest of France.
Spain has a rich history and varied folk music traditions. The two best known musical genres from Spain are Flamenco and Celtic music, but Spain has many other musical styles and dances throughout its mainland and island regions.
The creative class is found primarily in Madrid and at a smaller scale in Barcelona, although there are pockets in other places like the Alpujarras in Granada province, Vigo in northwestern Spain, Lanzarote in the Canary Islands, and the island of Ibiza.