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Interesting Facts About Spain: Geography

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Interesting facts about Spain's geography.

Learn more about Spain:

  • Spain can be found on the Iberian peninsula in Europe, a piece of land it shares with Portugal and Gibraltar. It also has a border to the north-east with France and Andorra. Read more about Gibraltar
  • Spain has nearly 45 million people, making it the 28th most populated country in the world and the sixth most populated country in Europe (after Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy and the Ukraine). It has the lowest population density in Western Europe (excluding Scandinavia).
  • Spain measures 505,992 square kilometers, making it the 51st biggest country in the world and the third biggest in Europe (after France and the Ukraine).
  • Spain is one of the most mountainous countries in Europe. Three quarters of the country is over 500m above sea level, and a quarter of it is over a kilometer above sea level. The most famous mountain ranges in Spain are the Pyrenees and the Sierra Nevada. The Sierra Nevada can be visited as a Day Trip from Granada.
  • Spain has one of the most diverse ecosystems in Europe. The region of Almeria in the south-east resembles a desert in places, while the north-west in winter can expect rain 20 days out of every month. Read more about Weather in Spain.
  • Spain has over 8,000km of beaches. Read more on Top 10 Best Beaches in Spain
  • Spain has more land covered by vineyards than any other country in the world. However, due to the arid soil, the actual yield is lower than in other countries. See more Spanish Wine Facts.

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