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Spain (i/ˈspeɪn/ SPAYN; Spanish: España, pronounced: [esˈpaɲa] ( listen)), officially the Kingdom of Spain (Spanish: Reino de España),[c][7] is a sovereign state and a member of the European Union located in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. Its mainland is bordered to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea except for a small land boundary with the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar; to the north and north east by France, Andorra, and the Bay of Biscay; and to the northwest and 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. Furthermore, the town of Llívia is a Spanish exclave situated inside French territory. With an area of 505,992 square kilometres (195,365 sq mi), it is the second largest country in Western Europe and the European Union after France, and the fourth largest country in Europe after Russia, Ukraine and France.
Because of its location, the territory of Spain was subject to many external influences since prehistoric times and through to its dawn as a country. Spain emerged as a unified country in the 15th century, following the marriage of the Catholic Monarchs and the completion of the reconquest, or Reconquista, of the Iberian peninsula in 1492. Conversely, it has been an important source of influence to other regions, chiefly during the modern era, when it became a global empire that has left a legacy of over 500 million Spanish speakers today, making it the world's second most spoken first language.
Spain is a democracy organised in the form of a parliamentary government under a constitutional monarchy. It is a developed country with the twelfth largest economy in the world by nominal GDP, and very high living standards, including the tenth-highest quality of life index rating in the world, as of 2005. It is a member of the United Nations, European Union, NATO, OECD, and WTO.
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How big is Spain?

Spain's surface area covers 505,992 square kilometers and it is the 51'st largest country in the world

Where is Spain?

Spain is located in the extreme southwest of Europe, along theAtlantic Ocean on the Iberian Peninsula (which it shares withPortugal). It is south of the Bay of Biscay and France, and theircommon border includes the country of Andorra in the Pyrenees.Spain is bounded on the south and southeast by the MediterraneanSea (containing the Balearic Islands). Spain also claims small locales in Northern Africa, and the CanaryIslands off the west coast of Africa. In the West of Europe, below France on lower left. Or above Africa, to top left.

What is Spain?

Spain is a country located on the Iberian Peninsula in thesouthwest of Europe. It neighbours Portugal, Gibraltar, Andorra andFrance.

Is Spain hot?

It is usually hot but sometimes its quite cold. Spain experiences the full range of temperatures. It has the high altitude cold temperatures of the mountains to the exceeding hot dry summers in the middle of the peninsula. Keep in mind that Madrid is close to the same latitude as New York and experiences similar weather.

What is the terrain of Spain?

the terrain of Spain is ....................Spain is large and flat. It is plateau like and surrounded with rugged hills. It also has the Pyrenee mountains in the north. maby you can answer the question u got that answer from....................www.indexmundi.com!!!!! u couldve gotten in trouble and couldve gotten fined with more than $100,000,000!!!! next time u just need to put where you got it from!!

How hot is Spain?

Spain in summer is about 35-40 degrees very hot so wear a bikini or swiming shorts I live in Madrid, its capital city, and I can tell you that temperatures vary among 5º or 6ºC in January, for example, to 38º-39ºC in July. The cities near the seashore are usually less cold in the winter and less hot in the summer. Swim wear is only appropriate while on the beach or at a pool.

When was Spain discovered?

I don't think you can say that Spain was discovered. See the following quote from WikiPedia. Archaeological research at Atapuerca indicates the Iberian Peninsula was peopled 1.2 million years ago. [11] Modern humans in the form of Cro-Magnons began arriving in the Iberian Peninsula through the Pyrenees some 35,000 years ago. The best known artifacts of these prehistoric human settlements are the famous paintings in the Altamira cave of Cantabria in northern Spain, which were created about 15,000 BCE by cro-magnons That would be a very difficult question to answer, since there is evidence of human inhabitants in Spain from a very early period. Caves in Spain have neolithic cave drawings, and tools have been discovered in various regions from early prehistory. Spain is relatively culturally homogeneous, having been settled early on by Celts from at least 1500 BC. The Basques appear to be indigenous to the Pyrenees region, but may have inhabited the lowlands prior to the entrance of the Celts into the region.

What is the landmarks of Spain?

Spain, officially known as the Kingdom of Spain is a member of theEuropean Union. Some of its famous landmarks include the PradoMuseum, Sagrada Familia Church in Barcelona and the Royal Palace inMadrid.

What toys do you get in Spain?

Spain has toys just like the rest of the world does. Spain haseducational toys, building toys, Barbie toys, etc.

On which continent is Spain?

Spain is primarily located in the southwest corner of Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. However, Spain also contains two cities on the mainland of Africa: Ceuta and Melilla and the African Canary Islands. Therefore Spain is primarily a part of Europe, but extends to Africa as well. Spain is a country that spans both Africa and Europe.

What is Spain known for?

Spain is a country in Europe between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. It is known for good food, good museums, historical sites, great tourism, great beaches, and very friendly people.

How did Spain get its independence?

Spain was a province of Rome. After the fall of Rome it was a group of independent kingdoms/principalities. The Moors invaded Spain in 711 and eventually ruled most of it until the last Moors were defeated in 1492. At that point Spain was unified under the reign of Isabel and Ferdinand and took the basic form we know today.

When was Spain found?

The country named Spain began in 1516 when the former independent kingdoms of Castile, Leon and Aragon were united under one monarch for the first time.

Festivals of Spain?

The most famous is probably the Feria de Abril in Sevilla but the Festival de San Fermin in Pamplona is well known as well.

What surrounds Spain?

Spain has France and Andorra to the north, Portugal to the west and everything else that surrounds it is water.

Is Spain cool?

The country, Spain, I've heard, is awesome. People say its beautiful there along with many sights to see. From what I've seen and heard, Spain IS cool! I have lived in Spain my whole life,and it is awesome. The food , which is Mediterreanean style, is sooo good, if you ever visit Spain, you have to try the paella and the tortilla española. There are lots of castles and interesting things to see. Everybody is always on the streets either in the cute little book shop down the street, chatting in the café bar outside, or at the open market in the streets of Madrid.

Who is the ruler of Spain?

Felipe VI is the current King of Spain. Since King Juan Carlos Ipassed on the monarchy to his son, he has still retained the title"King", but no longer performs the requisite ceremonial functions.Felipe VI has quite a bit of influence but he does not "rule." The country is governed by a President and a Parliament. ThePresident is elected from the Parliament, by the Parliament, whichis, in turn, elected by the people. Spain is a Constitutional Monarchy with a democratically electedgovernment. The head of government is called the Presidente delGobierno (President of the Government) and his name is MarianoRajoy Brey (Mr. Rajoy).

How do you get to Spain?

You may go to Spain by walking, driving, flying,or going by boat, it depends on where you are and what you can afford.

What was the route to New Spain from Spain?

This was the time of sail. The best route was due south to the Canary Islands then pick up the trade winds to the Caribbean.

What can you do in Spain?

Go to seaside, visit Barcelona: The Gaudí houses and the Sagrada Familia, visit Salvador dalí places, visit the Black Madonna, visit Madrid and its famous museums, try Pina Colada.

Why did Spain?

There are a great many reasons why Spain does what it does. Thiscountry desperately wants control over certain resources.

Why is Spain name Spain?

"Spain" is the English equivalent of the Spanish word " Espana "; which his derived from the Roman Latin name for the region " Hispania " which may be a variation of "Hesperia" meaning "Western Land"

Is Spain Dutch?

No, we did have a war against Spain for 80 years, but that's all we had to do with Spain. They left us like 300 years ago

What celebrations are in Spain?

Here are some festivals and celebrations that i found online and hope that they help. For more info on these celebrations, follow their links Las Fallas (6) Pamplona Bull Run (38) Semana Santa (Easter) (9) Tomatina Tomato Fight (20)

What volcanoes are in Spain?

In mainland Spain there is the Olot Volcanic Field, last eruption 12000 years ago. In the Canary Islands La Palma was active in 1971. There is evidence of another 44 non active locations

What drinks are there in Spain?

Some popular alcoholic drinks in Spain, at least in the north where I lived, were Calimochos (a drink made with red wine and coca cola), Sangria, and the mixed drink of vodka and fanta.

What does Spain specialize in?

in lots of stuff... wine, is most found in Spain and clothes and materials but don't take this seriously as an answer for a project... I'm not that sure

What is 'Spain' in Italian?

Spagna is an Italian equivalent of 'Spain'. It's a feminine noun whose definite article is 'la' ['the']. It's pronounced 'SPAH-nyah'.

What is Spain armada?

the spanish armada was a Spain's navy. the most powerful navy at that time period.

Who named Spain Spain?

The names comes from Latin 'Hispania' or 'Spania' which passed into Anglo French as Espayne

Why did Spain imperialize?

For the same reasons other European kingdoms did...to increase revenue, land holdings, prestige. Also, for Spain, "converting" more people (even at the point of a sword or gun) to Catholic Christianity would make Spain look better in the eyes of the Pope and therefore the Roman Catholic Church. As most of Europe was Catholic in the early 1500s, this was a very big deal. Also keep in mind Spain as a unified country really didn't exist until 1492, when the Spanish forces kicked the Moors out of Spain forever. At this point Spain was a relatively weak and poor country, compared to the Holy Roman Empire or France. So, how to get rich, big, and powerful? Colonize, by any means necessary. That Mexico is so corrupt and relatively poor is a legacy of the brutality of Spanish colonialism and oppression.

What shopping is there in Spain?

Actually spain is popular for suits and perfumes, so you can shop in spain and get a good suit or a perfume.

What are Spains crops?

Spain grows grain, vegetables, olives, wine grapes, sugar beets, and citrus in that order. See the related link for a more complete list of agricultural crops in Spain.

Can messi be in Spain?

Messi is a Barcelona player. He plays for a club in Spain. He also have the spanish nationality, but, he is not spanish. Lionel messi is born in Argentina, in Buenos Aires. He decided that, because he is from Argentina, that he wil play for the argentina team, and not the spanish one. It's his choice.

Are Magdalenas from Spain?

According to my sister-in-law who is from Spain....yes, they are. However, there is such a thing called Madeleines from France that is a similar butter cake recipe. Since France and Spain are next door neighbors it makes sense that they would have similar sweet cakes recipes.

How do you get to Valencia Spain from Barcelona Spain?

You can fly, take a train, take a bus, or drive from Barcelona to Valencia. Go to the related link and fill in the blanks. They will recommend a driving route if that was what you wished to know.

Who was in the Spain team?

Iker Casillas,Carles Puyol, capadevella, Gerrard Pique, Sergio Ramos, Xavi, Xavi Alonso, Ineista,, David villa, Fernando torres, Fabregas.

What was Spain called before Spain?

Spain was called Spania by the Visigoths, and Hispania before by the Romans. . Medieval Spain was divided into few kingdoms, most important were Kingdom of Castile and Kingdom of Aragon.

What are the initials of Spain?

Spain does not have initials. If you are asking about the letters mounted on the back of automobiles in Europe that are used to identify where the vehicle is licensed, the letter(s) used for Spain is black "E" on a white oval.

What is in the center of Spain?

The Province of Madrid and the largest city and capital of Spain,Madrid, are almost in the center of the country.

Do They Have Colleges in Spain?

yes there are very many colleges in spain and i could name some but i chosse not to because i am an american and i do not know how to pronounce those colleges so ther is your answer

Is Dutch in Spain?

"Dutch" is not the name of a place. It is the name of the people of the Netherlands and the name of the language they speak. The Netherlands is a country in western/northern Europe.

Why did Spain have the inquisition?

Paranoia engendered by the growing power wielded by the top church officials of the time. Power corrupts, as the old adage states.

How did Spain get there?

The christian kingdoms of the north of the Iberian paeninsula allied in order to expulse the muslims in the south.

What are Spains rights?

this is not the answer but i am mad because they dont even answer it but you can blog somthing like this and a person doesnt even get an accurate answer...

Why was Spain called the Kingdom of Spain?

That is how the Spanish decided they wanted their country named so they stipulated that name in their constitution.

Are there any deserts in Spain in Spain?

yes. mainly in the south. eg: Tabernas desert in the province of Almería or Los Monegros desert in the province of Zaragoza... Anyway deserts are not common in Spain.

How did Spain get its name 'Spain'?

The term Spain is derivative of Hispania which was the Roman term for the Peninsula.

How did Spain become new Spain?

Spain did not "become" New Spain. New Spain used to refer to the American colonies as they were to be a reflection of "old" Spain.

What year was Spain named Spain?

Spain was united from the two previous kingdoms of Castille and Aragon in 1492. The name Kingdom of Spain was first used in this year. Previously, the region was called Hispania or Iberia. (Hispania is where the name Spain comes from.)