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Spain is a very popular destination for holidays because of it's unlimited tourist and travel options.

Whether you go on family holidays, romantic holidays or adventure holidays, Spain always offers travel destinations and tourist activities that match your holiday preferences and budget.

 

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Spain

 

Spain flag animatedSpain (España) is officially: the kingdom of Spain.

It is a democracy that is organised as a parliamentary monarchy. Spain has been member of the European Union since the year 1986 and is in the top ten of world economies (by nominal GPD). The spanish flag is a red and yellow striped triband.

 


 

Spain map. Location of Spain in Europe.Geography

 

Spain is a country in the south-west of Europe, only conected with the rest of the continent by it's northern border with France. To the west it borders with Portugal.

The rest of Spain is surrounded by water: the mediterrenean sea to the east and south and the Atlantic ocean to the west and north (actually: the Bay of Biscay). See the map of Spain!

 

Except for the mainland, Spain also has two island groups:

and two small exclaves in the north of Morroco: Ceuta and Melilla.

 

Spain has a surface of a little bit over 500,000 km² (almost 200,000 mi²), this is somewhat larger than the US state of California and makes it country number 51 in the world's ranking of size.

The spanish mainland is dominated by high plateaus and mountain ranges, of which the highest is found in the National Reserve of Sierra Nevada in the southern region of Andalusia. Spain has the highest mean altitude of the European countries, after Switserland of course. At the same time Spain has also one of the most extensive coastlines with excellent and very popular beaches.

 


 

The beaches of Spain

 

Following the beache from south-west to north-east you find:


 

Political divisions and main cities in Spain

 

Spain is divided in 17 autonomous regions (AR) most of which are then divided in several provincies. The capitals of the autonomous regions are among the biggest and best known cities of Spain.

The biggest cities of Spain with their number of inhabitants are:

  1. Madrid - 5.94 million
    Capital city of Spain and of the region of Madrid with only 1 province
  2. Barcelona - 5.32 million
    Capital city of the region of Cataluna with 3 provinces
  3. Valencia - 1.62 million
    Capital city of the region of la Comunidad Valenciana with 3 provinces
  4. Sevilla (home of SOL) - 1.31 million
    Capital city of the region of Andalusia, with 8 provinces
  5. Málaga - 1.07 million
    Also in the region of Andalusia. A port of certain importance and main city of the Costa del SOL
  6. Bilbao (Vizcaya) - 946 thousand
    In the region of Euskadi (Basque), the capital is Vitoria

 

All spanish provinces and their capital cities

 

Provinces

Capitals

Álava

Vitoria

Albacete

Albacete

Alicante

Alicante

Almería

border? Almería

Asturias

Oviedo

Ávila

Ávila

Badajoz

Badajoz

Barcelona

Barcelona

Burgos

Burgos

Cáceres

Cáceres

Cádiz

Cádiz

Cantabria

Santander

Castellón

Castellón de la Plana

Ciudad Real

Ciudad Real

Córdoba

Córdoba

A Coruna

A Coruña

Cuenca

Cuenca

Girona

Girona

Granada

Granada

Guadalajara

Guadalajara

Guipúzcoa

San Sebastián

Huelva

Huelva

Huesca

Huesca

Islas Baleares

Mallorca, Ibiza, Menorca and Formentera

Palma de Mallorca

Jaén

Jaén

León

León

Lleida

Lleida

Lugo

Lugo

Madrid

Madrid

Málaga

Málaga

Murcia

Murcia

Navarra

Pamplona

Orense

Orense

Palencia

Palencia

Las Palmas

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Pontevedra

Pontevedra

La Rioja

Logroño

Salamanca

Salamanca

Segovia

Segovia

Sevilla

Sevilla

Soria

Soria

Tarragona

Tarragona

Tenerife

Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Teruel

Teruel

Toledo

Toledo

Valencia

Valencia

Valladolid

Valladolid

Vizcaya

Bilbao

Zamora

Zamora

Zaragoza

Zaragoza

 

 


 

Spanish news

The main spanish newspapers online:

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOL - Spain On Line, homepage in English.

SOL Spain On Line - www.spainonline.com

 

Spain by sections

Spain tourism - Spain maps - Spain weather - Spain beaches - Spain nature - Spain car hire - Hotels in Spain - Apartments in Spain

Hotels Costa de la Luz (Cádiz) - Hotels Costa del SOL (Málaga)

 

Spain by autonomous regions

Andalusia - Aragon - Asturias - Balearic Islands - Canary Islands - Cantabria - Castilla and Leon - Castilla - La Mancha - Cataluna

Euskadi (Basque region) - Extremadura - Galicia - Madrid - Murcia - Navarra - La Rioja - Valencia

 

 

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