34 is the country calling code for Spain.
Spain is a country on the continent of Europe. The capital city of Spain is Madrid.
How to Call Spain from the UK
To call a telephone number in Spain from the UK:
- Dial the international call prefix. For calls from the UK, this is 00 (or '+' from mobile phones).
- Dial the country code for Spain - 34.
- Dial the number of the person/business.
Area Codes and Landlines
In Spain, landline numbers are 9 digits long.
Even when dialling from the same region, all numbers are dialled.
The area is indicated by the first three digits.
Area codes for the biggest cities in Spain are listed below:
- Barcelona – 931 to 938
- Bilbao – 944
- Madrid – 911 to 918
- Seville – 954/955
- Valencia – 960 to 963
For example, to call a number in Madrid 911XXXXXX from the UK:
- Dial the international call prefix (00/+), the country code for Spain (34), and then the subscriber number e.g. 00-34-911XXXXXX or +34-911XXXXXX.
According to the World Bank, there were 40.17 fixed-line (landline) phone subscribers per 100 people in 2021.
In 2012 there were 41.87 fixed-line telephone subscriptions for every 100 people living in Spain.
Landline telephone subscription statistics by year for Spain are shown in the table below.
|Year||Landline Telephone Subscriptions (per 100 People) in Spain|
It’s no secret that landlines are on the decline worldwide. In Spain, the trend is no different.
There are several reasons for this decline. Perhaps the most obvious is the rise of mobile phones. With more and more people relying on their smartphones for everything from making calls to browsing the internet, there’s simply less need for a landline.
Another factor is the increasing popularity of internet-based phone services, such as Skype and WhatsApp. These services allow users to make calls without using a traditional phone line, further reducing the need for landlines.
Data from the World Bank shows that in 2021 there were 119.62 mobile phone subscribers for every 100 people living in Spain.
This is a big increase from 2012 when there were 108.36 mobile phone subscribers for every 100 people.
The table below shows how mobile phone subscription statistics have changed in recent years.
|Year||Mobile Phone Subscriptions (per 100 People) in Spain|
The increase in mobile phone use can be attributed to several factors, including the widespread availability of affordable smartphones and the introduction of new, competitively-priced mobile plans.
In addition, the rise of social media and messaging apps have made mobile phones an essential communication tool for many people. As a result of all these factors, mobile phone use will likely continue to increase in Spain in the coming years.
According to the World Bank, 93.90 per cent of the population of Spain were active internet users in 2021.
This is a significant increase from 2012 when only 69.81 per cent of the population were active internet users.
The table below shows how the percentage of the population using the internet in Spain has changed in recent years.
|Year||Individuals Using the Internet in Spain (% of Population)|
There are several reasons for this increase in internet usage. Firstly, the price of internet access has fallen significantly in recent years. Secondly, the availability of broadband internet has increased, particularly in rural areas. And finally, the use of mobile devices has exploded, with more and more people using smartphones and tablets to go online.
When telephoning Spain from the UK, please note the time difference between the United Kingdom and Spain.
The local time in Spain is now . The date is .
The local time in the UK is now . The date is .
The time difference between Spain and UK (United Kingdom) is 1 hour.
The currency used in Spain is the euro (EUR).
The current exchange rates between the euro and the British pound (EUR to GBP, GBP to EUR) are:
- 1 euro (EUR) = 0.858 GBP
- 1 British pound (GBP) = 1.166 EUR
Exchange rates on this page were last updated on .
Spain – Facts and Figures
Spain is a large country in Southern Europe. Its mainland is bounded to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea, to the north and northeast by France, Andorra, and the Bay of Biscay; and to the west and northwest by Portugal and the Atlantic Ocean.
Spanish territory also includes the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, and the autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla in North Africa.
With an area of 505,992 square kilometres, Spain is the fourth largest country in Europe, after Russia, Ukraine, and France.
Much of the country is mountainous. The Pyrenees form a natural border between France and Spain, and the Cantabrian Mountains (Cordillera Cantabrica) extend along the north coast. The Meseta Central is a large plateau in the centre of the country.
Madrid, the capital, is located in the centre of the country, on the Meseta Central. Other major cities include Barcelona, Valencia, and Seville.
The official language is Spanish, and the currency is the euro.
Spain is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system of government. Spain is a member of the United Nations, the European Union, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
Spain is a popular tourist destination for its beautiful beaches, Mediterranean climate, and historic landmarks. Some of the most popular tourist destinations in Spain include the cities of Barcelona, Madrid, Granada, and Seville. The country is also home to many World Heritage Sites, including the Alhambra and Burgos Cathedral.
Useful information about Spain:
- Two-letter Country Code (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): ES
- Three-letter Country Code (ISO 3166-1 alpha-3): ESP
- Region: Europe
- Sub-region: Southern Europe
- Capital: Madrid
- Area: 505,992 square km
- Language(s): Spanish
- Borders: Andorra, France, Gibraltar, Portugal, Morocco
According to the World Bank, in 2021 the population of Spain was 47,415,750.
In 2007, the population was 45,226,803. Over the last 15 years, the population grew by 2,188,947 (4.8%).
The total population by year for Spain is shown in the table below.
|Year||Total Population of Spain|
Map of Spain
The location of Spain is shown on the map below.