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Geography of Spain

Spain occupies most of the Iberian Peninsula, and the people of Spain often refer to their country as the "Bull Skin" (Piel de Toro) because of the shape of its territory. 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:
    • Country
      • Developed country
    • Nation state
      • Sovereign state
      • Member State of the European Union
  • Location:
    • Northern Hemisphere, on the Prime Meridian
    • Eurasia
      • Europe
        • Southern Europe
        • Western Europe
    • Time zones:
      • Canary Islands – Western European Time (UTC+00), Western European Summer Time (UTC+01)
      • Rest of Spain – Central European Time (UTC+01), Central European Summer Time (UTC+02)
    • Extreme points of Spain
      • High: Teide on Tenerife 3,718 m (12,198 ft) - highest point in Canary Islands
        Mulhacén 3,479 m (11,414 ft) - highest point in continental Spain
      • Low: North Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea 0 m
    • Land boundaries: 1,918 km
Portugal 1,214 km
France 623 km
Andorra 64 km
Morocco 16 km
Gibraltar 1 km
  • Coastline: 4,964 km
  • Population of Spain: 46,063,500 (January 2008) - 28th most populous country
  • Area of Spain: 504,030 km2
  • Atlas of Spain

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