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Spanish Country Information

Information about Spanish Speaking Countries
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Cristina Eichler

on 20 January 2013

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España México Capital: Madrid Money: 1 USD = .76 Euros National Day: October 12 (Colombus Day) Interesting Fact: Spain produces 44% of the
world's olive oil. Capital: Mexico City Money: 1 USD = 12.96 Mexican Pesos Independence Day: September 16 Interesting Fact: A very rare rabbit, the volcano rabbit,
lives near volcanoes in Mexico. Cuba Capital: Havana Money: 1 USD = 26.5 Cuban Pesos Independence Day: May 20 Interesting Fact: Cuba is only 90 miles from the US. La Republica Dominicana Capital: Santo Domingo Money: 1 USD = 38.8 Dominican Pesos Independence Day: February 27 Interesting Fact: Santo Domingo is the oldest permanent
settlement in the Western Hemisphere,
having been founded in 1496. Puerto Rico Capital: San Juan Money: 1 USD = 1 USD Independence Day: July 25 (Named Commonwealth of Puerto Rico) Interesting Fact: Puerto Rico's unoffical mascot is the tiny
Coqui frog that is found only on the island
of Puerto Rico. Guatemala Capital: Guatemala City Money: 1 USD = 7.81 Guatemalan Quetzales Independence Day: September 15 Interesting Fact: Guatemala was the first country to
uncover the ancient ruins of Mayan
astrological calendar computation. Honduras Capital: Money: Independence Day: Interesting Fact: Tegucigalpa 1 USD = 19.1 Honduran Lempiras September 15 Around 53% of Hondurans live
below the poverty line making
Honduras one of the poorest countries
in the Western Hemisphere. El Salvador Capital: Money: Independence Day: Interesting Fact: San Salvador 1 USD = 8.75 Salvadorian Colones September 15 It is the home of an archeological
site called Joya de Cerén, which
is referred to as the
"Pompeii of the Americas." Nicaragua Capital: Money: Independence Day: Interesting Fact: Managua 1 USD = 23.1 Nicaraguan Cordobas September 15 Nicaragua has the only
fresh water sharks in
the world. Panamá Capital: Money: Independence Day: Interesting Fact: Panama City 1 USD = 1 Panamanian Balboa November 28 Panama is the only place in the world where you can see the sunrise on the Pacific and set on the Atlantic. Costa Rica Capital: Money: Independence Day: Interesting Fact: San José 1 USD = 506.1 Costa Rican Colones September 15 Costa Rica is the only country in the
Western Hemisphere without an
army of any kind. Venezuela Capital: Money: Independence Day: Interesting Fact: Caracas 1 USD = 4.3 Bolivares Fuertes November 28 Oil is the number one export of Venezuela. Colombia Capital: Money: Independence Day: Interesting Fact: Bogotá 1 USD = 1814.5 Colombian Pesos July 20 75% of the world's emeralds
are mined in Colombia. Ecuador Capital: Money: Independence Day: Interesting Fact: Quito 1 USD = 1 US Dollar May 24 Ecuador is home to the Galapagos
Islands, which are 590 miles
west of Ecuador. Perú Capital: Money: Independence Day: Interesting Fact: Lima 1 USD = 2.69 Peruvian
Nuevo Soles July 28 The Incan Empire
was based in Peru,
with Machu Picchu
in the Andes being
its best known
location. Bolivia Capital: Money: Independence Day: Interesting Fact: La Paz (Administrative) & Sucre (Consitutional) 1 USD = 6.86 Bolivianos August 6 Bolivia contains the largest salt deposit, lithium deposit and iron ore mine in the world. Paraguay Capital: Money: Independence Day: Interesting Fact: Asunción 1 USD = 4,680 Paraguayan
Guaranis May 14-15 Paraguay is currently the world's largest exporter of hydroelectric power as it co-owns Itaipu Dam with Brazil which is presently the world's largest hydroelectric power plant. Chile Capital: Money: Independence Day: Interesting Fact: Santiago 1 USD = 489.1 Chilean Pesos February 12 In a 40 year span, no rain
fell over the Atacama
Desert in Chile. Uruguay Capital: Money: Independence Day: Interesting Fact: Montevideo 1 USD = 19.45 Uruguayan Pesos August 25 The name Uruguay means "river of painted birds" in the Guarani language. Argentina Capital: Money: Independence Day: Interesting Fact: Buenos Aires 1 USD = 4.33 Argentine Pesos July 9 Pato (a combination of polo and basketball) is the national sport of Agentina. Guinea
Ecuatorial Capital: Money: Independence Day: Interesting Fact: Malabo 1 USD = 498.43 Central African Francs October 12 Guinea Ecuatorial only has one University, la Universidad Nacional de Guinea Ecuatorial. Los Paises Hispanicos ¿Dónde está...? (Country) está al (direction) de (country). norte este sur oeste 1,943.5
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