What you should know about Spain when you buy a property in Mallorca.

Who bears himself with the thought of a property in Majorca to rent or buy would do well to inform themselves about the country Spain. We have compiled the most important information for property owners on Spain.

Geography of Spain

Spain is part of the EU, is located on the Iberian Peninsula and has a total area of approximately 505,000 km ². From North to South, Spain, extend to the longest passage about 856 km and from east to west over 1020 km. In the west, Spain borders Portugal and to the north by France and the small state of Andorra. The Mediterranean Sea is located in eastern Spain and the Atlantic Ocean in the west. For Spain, the Canary Islands are in the Atlantic and the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean. The largest of the Balearic Islands, Mallorca is autonomous with the Balearic Islands Palma de Mallorca. Spain are still too few, off the coast of North Africa lying, small islands.

The number of residents in Spain in 2009 was approximately 46,661,950 - of which about 90% of Spanish Roman Catholic. There are 17 autonomous communities (provinces) in Spain. The three largest cities in Spain are:

   1st Spain's capital Madrid (with a population of 3.256 million)
   2nd Barcelona (with a population of 1.62154 million)
   3rd Valencia (with 814 210 inhabitants)

The climate in Spain is divided into six climatic zones as follows:

   1st Atlantic climate (Spain's Atlantic coast to the north)
   2nd Oceanic-continental climate (Spain's center)
   3rd Continental Mediterranean climate (Zone of Spain's Mediterranean coast to the mid-or up to the Mediterranean climate zone)
   4th Mediterranean climate (Mediterranean coast of Spain and the Balearic Islands)
   5th Subtropical climate (in the Canary Islands)
   6th Mountain climate (Pyrenees, Cantabrian and Iberian mountain, Castilian and Betic Cordillera Mountains.

The flora and fauna of Spain is according to the different climate zones very broad and diversified.

Politics and Law of Spain

The capital of Spain is Madrid.

Besides the official language, Spanish is also regionally Aranese, Basque, Galician and Catalan spoken in Catalonia. On the Balearic island of Mallorca we speak the Catalan dialect "Mallorquin.

Since 1978, Spain is a democratic state with a parliamentary monarchy. The King of Spain (Juan Carlos I at present) is the head of state with military power. The "Palacio de la Zarzuela in Madrid is the residence of the king. However, the royal family of Spain is more likely to be seen as representant. The parliament, the Cortes Generales "has the say in Spain. Chairman of the Spanish Parliament, the Prime Minister "Presidente del Gobierno" (since 2004 Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero is).

The police system in Spain: the "no Spanish" somewhat incomprehensible informed the police of Spain in four different, mutually independent police types.

   1st "Guardia Civil" Spain organized paramilitary police, the defense and be under Innenmisterium.
   2nd "Cuerpo de Policia National - CNP" of Spain's national police Innenministerums.
   3rd "Policia Autonomica" Spanish police of the respective autonomous communities (federal states).
   4th "Policia Local" Spain's city police and law enforcement officers in communities.

The various police forces of Spain are not only different in their different uniforms and official vehicles, but also in their functions and powers.

Information on use of the very well-developed transport and road network of Spain:

Speed limits on Spanish roads:
City consumption: 40 km / h
Road: 90 km / h
With road verge (at least 1.5 m): 100 km / h
Highway: 120 km / h

Another provision of the roads in Spain:
The car must be kept for all riders so-called warning signal the West that need in an emergency, of course, also be worn. Furthermore, always carry: spare bulbs for the headlights, two warning triangles and first-aid kit.