Where is the Iberian Peninsula?

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The Iberian Peninsula is located on the Southwestern tip of the European Continent. The Iberian Peninsula includes the countries of Portugal, Andorra, Spain, and the British Crown colony Gibraltar. It is only 5 miles from the continent of Africa.
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Why is the Iberian Peninsula called a peninsula?

The word is from the Latin 'paene insula' meaning 'almost island'. By definition, a peninsula is an area of land surrounded by water on three sides. Since the Iberian Peninsula is surrounded by water on three sides, it is a peninsula.

What is the Iberian Peninsula?

The Iberian Peninsula is a large almost square peninsula hanging off the southwest corner of Europe. It is the point where Europe and Africa are closest together. Spain and Portugal are located there.

Where is the Iberian Peninsula on a map?

On a map of Europe, the Iberian Peninsula occupies the southwest corner of Europe. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, Bay of Biscay, and Mediterranean Sea. It is south of France, west of Italy, and directly north of Morocco.