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Name conventional long form: Kingdom of Spain conventional short form: Spain local short form: Espana

Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in economic and political power.

For a quick brief check The CIA Factbook

Border countries:

Andorra 63.7 km
France 623 km
Gibraltar 1.2 km
Portugal 1,214 km
Morocco (Ceuta) 6.3 km
Morocco (Melilla) 9.6 km

Coast line: 4,964 km

Capital City & airport:

Madrid (MAD)

Other airports

Alicante, Almeria, Barcelona, Fuerteventura, Ibiza, Las Palmas, Mahon, Malaga, Murcia, Mallorca, Menorca

Total: 504,782 sq km
Water: 5,240 sq km
There are 19 autonomous communities including Balearic Islands and Canary Islands, and three small Spanish possessions off the coast of Morocco - Islas Chafarinas, Penon de Alhucemas, and Penon de Velez de la Gomera
Land: 499,542 sq km

40,217,413 (July 2003 est.)
Castilian Spanish - official -
also - Catalan , Galician & Basque

temperate; clear, hot summers in interior, more moderate and cloudy along coast; cloudy, cold winters in interior, partly cloudy and cool along coast

Spanish Airports

Alicante Aiport Resources
Albacete Airport Resources
Badajoz Airport Resources
Barcelona Airport Resources
Bilbao Airport Resources
Cordoba Airport Resources
Hierro Airport Resources
Fuerteventura Airport Resources
Girona Airport Resources
Granada Airport Resources
Ibiza Airport Resources
Jerez Airport Resources
La Gomera Airport Resources
Las Palmas AIrport Resources
Lanzarote Airport Resources
Madrid-Barajas Airport Resources
Madrid-Vientos Airport Resources
Malaga Airport Resources
Menorca Airport Resources
Murcia Airport Resources
Mallorca(Palma) Airport Resources
Oviedo (Asturia) Airport Resources
Pamplona Airport Resources
Reus Airport Resources
Salamanca Airport Resources
San Sebastian Airport Resources
Santander Airport Resources
Santiago Airport Resources
Seville Airport Resources
Tenerife North Airport Resources
Tenerife South Airport Resources
Valencia Airport Resources
Vigo Airport Resources
Vitoria Int'l Airport Resources
Zaragoza Airport Resources

Spain tourist information


A very good source for general information is the official Spanish tourist board's Internet site. Please don't forget that they have offices in nearly all major cities across Europe. A list and locations are available on line as well.

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Our tip: Sleep in a cave or rent a villa.
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