Spain or España is situated in southwest Europe.
It borders Portugal in the west and in the northeast Spain borders France
and the Principality of Andorra. In the south, the region of Andalusia
borders the British territory of Gibraltar. There are several languages used
in Spain but the official language is Castilian Spanish, which is often
thought of as just Spanish.
Portugal are surrounded by water; the Iberian Peninsula (la Península
Ibérica) is comprised of these two countries. Spain’s northern coast is
washed by the Atlantic Ocean (el Océano Atlántico).
east coast looks onto the Bay of Biscay (la Bahía de Vizcaya). The Atlantic
Ocean also surrounds the west of the Iberian Peninsula, which is largely
Portuguese territory: the exception being Galicia in the northwest of Spain.
Some parts of the southern Spanish coast also face the Atlantic, but moving
eastwards through the Strait of Gibraltar (el Estrecho de Gibralatar), the
Spanish coast meets the Mediterranean Sea (el Mar Mediterráneo).
territory extends beyond the Iberian Peninsula. There are the Balearic
Islands (east of the mainland regions of Catalonia and Valencia in the
Mediterranean Sea), the Canary Islands (located northwest of Africa in the
Atlantic Ocean) and the North African cities of Ceuta and Melilla. Spain
also lays claim to several islands east of Gibraltar. These are known as
Plazas de Soberanía and include the Chafarine Islands (las Islas Chafarinas),
the rocks of Vélez and Alhucemas (los Peñones de Vélez de la Gomera and los
Peñones de Alhucemas) and the Parsley Island (la Isla Perejíl). The "North
African" Spanish territories are a source of dispute between Spain and
Spain has a
surface area exceeding half a million square kilometers and so is the second
largest territory in Europe after France. With 47 million people
inhabitants, Spain also has the fourth largest population in Europe.
Spain is located at the Iberian Peninsula, and occupies approximately 80% of
its land (the remaining 20% are occupied by Portugal), in the southwest of
Europe. In the north Spain borders on France and Andorra, with the Pyrenees
as a natural frontier...........
Spain has tremendous variable climate due to its large size. Visitors can
generally expect a Mediterranean climate, characterized by hot, dry summers
and mild, rainy winters. The
vast central plateau, or Meseta, has a continental climate with hot, dry
summers and cold winters............
The ideal geographical location of Spain has blessed it greatly by people
of all cultures, ranging from the Greeks and Romans to the Muslims, North
Africans and Phoenicians. With their barging and touching and not standing
in queues, the Spaniards are just as colorful as their...........
Spain in Iberian Peninsula has
been human settlement for time in memorial. In fact, some of Europe's most
impressive Paleolithic cultural sites are located in Spain, including the
famous caves at Altamira that contain spectacular paintings dating from
about 15,000 to 25,000 years ago............