Spain Country Guide
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Spain is a country whose traditions are known worldwide, but besides flamenco dancing,
bullfights and sunny beaches, Spain has much more to offer.
Spain or the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España), is a country located in southwestern
Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. The Spanish mainland is bordered to the south and
east almost entirely by the Mediterranean Sea (except for a tiny land boundary with
Gibraltar); to the north by France, Andorra, and the Bay of Biscay; and to the west
by the Atlantic Ocean and Portugal.
Spanish territory also includes the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean, the Canary
Islands in the Atlantic Ocean off the African coast, and two autonomous cities in
North Africa, Ceuta and Melilla, that border Morocco.
With an area of 504,030 km², Spain is the second largest country in Western Europe
(behind France) and with an average altitude of 650 m, the second highest country
in Europe (behind Switzerland).
Spain is a constitutional monarchy organised as a parliamentary democracy, and has
been a member of the European Union since 1986. It is a developed country with the
eighth largest economy in the world and fifth largest in the EU, based on nominal
There are magnificent sights in every region, including Roman remains and Romanesque
towns, splendid Gothic cathedrals and eighteenth century palaces.
Spain is also becoming one of the most modern European countries, with futuristic
architecture, contrasting with amazing cultural attractions.
From cosmopolitan cities like Madrid and Barcelona to the heavenly islands in the
Mediterranean, Spain is a country of great cultural richness.
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Region Information - Almeria
| Catalonia |
Costa Azahar |
Costa Brava | Costa Calida
| Costa de Luz |
Costa del Sol | Costa Tropical |
Extremadura | Granada |
| Murcia |