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The Kingdom of Spain is a country located in the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe, bordering Portugal to the west, United Kingdom's Gibraltar to the south, Andorra to the north, and France to the north. Spain's capital is Madrid, and 46,704,314 people live in the country today. The main region is Catholicism, and the main languages are Spanish (Castilian), Catalan, and Basque.

History

Modern Spain was founded in 1974 after the death of dictator Francisco Franco, whose last wishes were to restore the monarchy that had successfully ruled Spain since Spain was first united in 1479 by the Catholic monarchs Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile. Spain's past history was filled with warfare in the name of Christendom and in the name of expanding their empire, one of the largest ever seen. In 1974, King Juan Carlos I of Spain became the first monarch since the exile of the previous monarchy in 1934, and he became the most-beloved leader of the Latin world. He resigned from power in 2014 in favor of his son King Felipe VI of Spain, and Spain is currently a nation at peace. 

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