Located in south-western Europe, Spain is comprised of the mainland on the Iberian Peninsula and a number of islands, including the Balearics in the Mediterranean and the Canaries in the Atlantic Ocean. The population of Spain is currently approximately 46 million, and the official language is Spanish, although Basque, Galician, Valencian and Catalan are also spoken. If you’re thinking of moving to Spain you’ll find it is still a very traditional, family-oriented country. The pace of life is very different from other European cities and everyday activities revolve around meal times. It is not unusual to have a two hour lunch between 2.00pm and 4.00pm, and dinner is not served until 9.30pm at the very earliest – often much later. Once you get used to the pace of life and hours the locals keep you’ll see that Spain has so much to offer, both culturally and socially.