GEOGRAPHY

SPAIN COVERS A TOTAL OF 504,782 SQUARE KILOMETERS   AND HAS  4,964 KILOMETERS OF COASTLINE.

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It is the highest European country after Switzerland. It’s highest point is the Pico de Teide in Tenerife on the Canary Islands at 3,718m, and on the mainland is the Mulhacén (3,478m) in the Sierra Nevada in Andalucia.  It is extremely diverse, ranging from the near-deserts of Almeria to the green countryside of the north and the white sandy beaches of the Mediterranean and is divided into 19 autonomous communities  15 on the mainland, the Balearic and Canary Islands, and two little-known ones bordering Morocco (Ceuta and Melilla).

CONTINENTAL SPAIN IS DIVIDED INTO FIVE  GENERAL TOPOGRAPHIC REGIONS:

(1) The Northern Coastal Belt is a mountainous region with fertile valleys and large areas under pasture and covered with forests.
(2) The Central Plateau, or Meseta, with an average altitude of about 670 m (2,200 ft), comprises most of Castilla y León, Castilla–La Mancha, and the city of Madrid.
(3) Andalucía, with Sevilla its largest city, covers the whole of southern and southwestern Spain and, except for the flat fertile plain of the Guadalquivir River, is a mountainous region with deep fertile valleys.
(4) The Levante is on the Mediterranean coastal belt, with Valencia its chief city.
(5) Catalonia (Cataluña) and the Ebro Valley comprise the northeastern region.

 

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MAPS  can be found  here

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INFORMATION on the REGIONS  and their different CLIMATES can be found  here 

 

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INFORMATION on some of the FAUNA & FLORA of Spain can be found  here

 

Waterfall at source of the Nervion

Waterfall at source of the Nervion

 

 

INFORMATION  on   MOUNTAIN RANGES & RIVERS  can be found here 

 

 

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