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Spain is a diverse country located in Mediterranean Europe, with two small exclaves in North Africa (both bordering Morocco). The Spanish mainland is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the south and east, by the Cantabric Sea that includes the Bay of Biscay to the north and by the Atlantic Ocean and Portugal to the west. Spanish territory also includes the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands off the African coast. It shares land borders with Portugal, France, Andorra, the British colony of Gibraltar, and Morocco. It is the largest of the three sovereign states that make up the Iberian Peninsula - the others being Portugal and Andorra. With an area of 504,030 km², Spain is the second largest country in Western Europe (behind France).

Once the center of a global empire with territories in North, Central and South America, Africa, and the Philippines, contemporary Spain has overcome civil war and fascism in the 20th century to stand proud and centered in itself. It is a developed country with the ninth-largest economy in the world and a member of the EU. Spain is a constitutional monarchy, with a hereditary monarch and a bicameral parliament, the Cortes Generales. The executive branch consists of a Council of Ministers presided over by the President of Government (comparable to a prime minister), proposed by the monarch and elected by the National Assembly following legislative elections.

With great beaches, fun nightlife, many cultural regions and historic cities, Spain makes a great destination for any kind of trip. Spain has hundreds of interesting cities. Some of the major travel destinations include the capital Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Cordoba, Granada and Valencia. Some of the important historical sites include the Alhambra, Granada, the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, or the Roman Aqueduct of Segovia. There is everything from lush meadows, snowy mountains, huge marsh and salines, and some desert zones in east Andalusia. Spanish music is often considered abroad to be synonymous with flamenco, an Andalusian musical genre, which, contrary to popular belief, is not widespread outside that region. Alongside music, art is also very culturally influenced as well as the architecture, food, and literature.




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Barcelona API in Barcelona, Spain: Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Hispanic and European Studies Apply ›
Barcelona API in Barcelona, Spain: Universitat de Barcelona, Hispanic Studies Apply ›
Barcelona API in Barcelona, Spain: Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, International Studies Apply ›
Barcelona API in Barcelona, Spain: Elisava - Escola Universitària de Barcelona | Disseny I Enginyeria Apply ›
Barcelona API in Barcelona, Spain: Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Integrated Studies Apply ›
Barcelona API in Barcelona, Spain: Spring Internship Program Apply ›
Bilbao API in Bilbao, Spain: Universidad de Deusto, Engineering and Spanish Apply ›
Bilbao API in Bilbao, Spain: Universidad de Deusto, Spanish Language & Culture Apply ›
Bilbao API in Bilbao, Spain: Universidad del Pais Vasco, Studio Arts Apply ›
Bilbao API in Bilbao, Spain: Universidad de Deusto, Business, International Relations & Spanish Language Apply ›
Cadiz API in Spain: Cadiz: Universidad de Cadiz, Integrated Studies Apply ›
Cadiz API in Spain: Cadiz: Universidad de Cadiz, Hispanic Studies Apply ›
Cadiz API in Cadiz, Spain: Universidad de Cadiz, Hispanic and Multidisciplinary Integrated Studies Apply ›
Granada API in Granada, Spain: Universidad de Granada, Spanish Language & Culture Apply ›
Granada API in Granada, Spain: Universidad de Granada, Intensive Language Spring Apply ›
Granada API in Granada, Spain: Universidad de Granada, Intensive Language Spring Extended Apply ›
Granada API in Granada, Spain: Universidad de Granada, Hispanic Studies Apply ›
Madrid API in Madrid, Spain: Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spanish Language and Culture Spring Quarter Apply ›
Madrid API in Madrid, Spain: Universidad CEU San Pablo, STEM, Humanities and Communications Spring Apply ›
Madrid API in Madrid, Spain: Universidad Nebrija, Spanish Language, Business & Humanities Spring Apply ›
Madrid API in Madrid, Spain: Universidad Complutense de Madrid Spanish Language and Culture Winter & Spring Quarters Combined Apply ›
Madrid API in Madrid, Spain: Universidad Nebrija, Integrated Studies with Spaniards Spring Apply ›
Madrid API in Madrid, Spain: Universidad Nebrija, Spanish Language, Business & Humanities Spring Early Start Apply ›
Madrid API in Madrid, Spain: Spring Internship Program Apply ›
Salamanca API in Salamanca, Spain: Universidad de Salamanca, Spanish Language and Culture Winter and Spring Apply ›
Salamanca API in Salamanca, Spain: Universidad de Salamanca, Hispanic Studies Apply ›
Salamanca API in Salamanca, Spain: Universidad de Salamanca, Integrated Studies with Spaniards Apply ›
Salamanca API in Salamanca, Spain: Universidad de Salamanca, International Studies & Business Spring Apply ›
Salamanca API in Salamanca, Spain: Universidad de Salamanca, Integrated Studies with Spaniards Spring Early Start Apply ›
Salamanca API in Salamanca, Spain: Universidad de Salamanca, Spanish Language and Culture Spring Quarter Apply ›
Salamanca API in Salamanca, Spain: Universidad de Salamanca, International Studies & Business Spring Early Start Apply ›
Seville API in Seville, Spain: Universidad de Sevilla, Spanish Language & Humanities Apply ›
Seville API in Seville, Spain: Universidad de Sevilla, Contemporary Hispanic Studies Apply ›
Seville API in Seville, Spain: Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Spanish Language, Business & Applied/Social Sciences Apply ›
Seville API in Seville, Spain: Spring Internship Program Apply ›
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Quick Facts

Population: 47,042,984
Capital: Madrid
Per-capita GDP: $ 31000
Size: 505,370 km2
Time Zone: (GMT + 01:00 hour) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris

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