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The location of Spain
An enlargeable map of the Kingdom of Spain

The Kingdom of Spain[1] is a sovereign country principally located on the Iberian Peninsula in Southern Europe.[2] The people of Spain often refer to their country as the "Bull Skin" (Piel de Toro) because of the shape of its territory. The Spanish mainland is bordered to the south and east almost entirely by the Mediterranean Sea (except for a small land boundary with Gibraltar); to the north by France, Andorra, and the Bay of Biscay; and to the west by the Atlantic Ocean and Portugal. Spanish territory also includes the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean off the African coast, and two autonomous cities in North Africa, Ceuta and Melilla, that border Morocco. With an area of 504,030 km², Spain is the second largest country in Western Europe (behind France) and with an average altitude of 650 m, the second highest country in Europe (behind Switzerland).

Spain is a constitutional monarchy organised as a parliamentary democracy and has been a member of the European Union since 1986. It is a developed country with the eighth largest economy in the world and fifth largest in the EU, based on nominal GDP.[3]

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Spain:


General reference

An enlargeable basic map of Spain

Geography of Spain

An enlargeable topographic map of Spain
 Portugal 1,214 km
 France 623 km
 Andorra 64 km
 Morocco 16 km
 Gibraltar 1 km
  • Coastline: 4,964 km

Environment of Spain

An enlargeable satellite image of Spain

Natural geographic features of Spain

Regions of Spain

Main article: Regions of Spain

Ecoregions of Spain

Main article: Ecoregions in Spain

Administrative divisions of Spain

Main article: Administrative divisions of Spain
Provinces of Spain
Province name Capital Autonomous community Lists of municipalities
Álava/Araba Vitoria/Gasteiz Basque Community Municipalities
Albacete Albacete Castile-La Mancha Municipalities
Alicante/Alacant Alicante/Alacant Valencian Community Municipalities
Almería Almería Andalusia Municipalities
Asturias Oviedo Asturias Municipalities
Ávila Ávila Castile-Leon Municipalities
Badajoz Badajoz Extremadura Municipalities
Barcelona Barcelona Catalonia Municipalities
Biscay|Vizcaya/Bizkaia Bilbao/Bilbo Basque Municipalities
Burgos Burgos Castile-Leon Municipalities
Cáceres Cáceres Extremadura Municipalities
Cádiz Cádiz Andalusia Municipalities
Cantabria Santander Cantabria Municipalities
Castellón/Castelló Castellón de la Plana/Castelló de la Plana Valencian Community Municipalities
Ceuta Ceuta Ceuta Municipalities
Ciudad Real Ciudad Real Castile-La Mancha Municipalities
Córdoba Córdoba Andalusia Municipalities
Corunna|La Coruña/A Coruña Corunna,La Coruña/A Coruña Galicia Municipalities
Cuenca Cuenca Castile-La Mancha Municipalities
Gerona/Girona Gerona/Girona Catalonia Municipalities
Granada Granada Andalusia Municipalities
Guadalajara Guadalajara Castile-La Mancha Municipalities
Guipúzcoa/Gipuzkoa San Sebastián/Donostia Basque Community Municipalities
Huelva Huelva Andalusia Municipalities
Huesca Huesca Aragon Municipalities
Balearic Islands|Islas Baleares/Illes Balears Palma de Mallorca Balearic Islands Municipalities
Jaén Jaén Andalusia Municipalities
La Rioja Logroño La Rioja Municipalities
León León Castile-Leon Municipalities
Lérida/Lleida Lérida/Lleida Catalonia Municipalities
Lugo Lugo Galicia Municipalities
Madrid Madrid Madrid Municipalities
Málaga Málaga Andalusia Municipalities
Melilla Melilla Melilla Municipalities
Murcia Murcia Region of Murcia Municipalities
Navarre| Navarra/Nafarroa Pamplona/Iruña Navarre Municipalities
Orense/Ourense Orense/Ourense Galicia Municipalities
Palencia Palencia Castile-Leon Municipalities
Las Palmas Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Canary Islands Municipalities
Pontevedra Pontevedra Galicia Municipalities
Salamanca Salamanca Castile-Leon Municipalities
Santa Cruz de Tenerife Santa Cruz de Tenerife Canary Islands Municipalities
Segovia Segovia Castile-Leon Municipalities
Seville| Sevilla Seville, Sevilla Andalusia Municipalities
Soria Soria Castile-Leon Municipalities
Tarragona Tarragona Catalonia Municipalities
Teruel Teruel Aragon Municipalities
Toledo Toledo Castile-La Mancha Municipalities
Valencia/València Valencia/València Valencian Community Municipalities
Valladolid Valladolid Castile-Leon Municipalities
Zamora Zamora Castile-Leon Municipalities
Saragossa|Zaragoza Saragossa, Zaragoza Aragon Municipalities
Municipalities of Spain

The municipalities of Spain , 8111 in total, are the basic level of Spanish local government.

Demography of Spain

Main article: Demographics of Spain

Government and politics of Spain

Main article: Government of Spain and Politics of Spain

Branches of the government of Spain

Executive branch of the government of Spain

Legislative branch of the government of Spain

Judicial branch of the government of Spain

Foreign relations of Spain

International organization membership

The Kingdom of Spain is a member of: [2]

Law and order in Spain

Main article: Law of Spain

Military of Spain

Main article: Military of Spain

Local government in Spain

History of Spain

Main article: History of Spain, Timeline of the history of Spain, and Current events of Spain

Culture of Spain

Main article: Culture of Spain

Art in Spain

Sports in Spain

Main article: Sports in Spain

Economy of Spain

Main article: Economy of Spain
  • Spain Stock Exchange

Education in Spain

Main article: Education in Spain

Infrastructure of Spain

See also

Spanish language edition of Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


  1. ^ The Spanish constitution does not establish any official denomination of the country, even though España (Spain), Estado español (Spanish State) and Nación española (Spanish Nation) are used interchangeably. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in an Ordinance published in 1984, declared that "[...] denominations "Spain" and "Kingdom of Spain" are equally valid to designate the Spanish State in international treaties..."[1]
  2. ^ a b "Spain". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 2, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2009.  
  3. ^ Rank by nominal GDP: 8 (2007) ; List of countries by GDP (PPP) per capita: 28 (2007) ; Economy of the European Union: 13 (2006).

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