Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The geographical position of Spain

Spain is characterized by its unique geographical position that allows a country to become one of the most attractive tourist destinations. Spain has absorbed the traditions and cultural characteristics of the three continents of Europe, Africa and America, due to its location.
The magnitude of Spain is second only to France in Western Europe. Its total area - 504,788 sq km The country occupies about 85% of the Iberian Peninsula, located in southwestern Europe. Also part of the country includes the Balearic and Pitiuzskie island in the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean and the city of Ceuta and Melilla in North Africa. In the north-east of Spain borders with France and the Principality of Andorra.
Spain by the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. Due to the fact that Spain is at the intersection of major trans-Atlantic and the Mediterranean sea and air routes that connect Europe with the American and African continents, the country is of great importance in international traffic.
The country is the most mountainous in Europe. The forests also occupy only 10% of its territory. Due to its unique geographical position and historical reasons, Spain is one of the most interesting and exciting countries in Europe.

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