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At 505,992 km2 (195,365 sq mi), Spain is the world 52nd-largest country. It is some 47,000 km2 (18,000 sq mi) smaller than France and 81,000 km2 (31,000 sq mi) larger than the U.S. state of California as its shown in Spain world map. Mt. Teide (Tenerife, Canary Islands) has the highest mountain peak of Spain and the third largest volcano in the world from its base.
Spain is a democracy organised in the form of a parliamentary government under a constitutional monarchy. It is a developed country with the twelfth largest economy in the world by nominal GDP, and very high living standards, including the tenth-highest quality of life index rating in the world, as of 2005 as you can see in Spain world map. It is a member of the United Nations, European Union, NATO, OECD, and WTO.
The Spanish Empire was one of the largest empires in the history. Starting in the 16th century, Spanish colonization carried the language to Mexico, Central, Western, and Southern of South America, where it is spoken in the present day as its shown in Spain world map. Conversely, it has been an important source of influence to other regions, chiefly during the modern era, when it became a global empire that has left a legacy of over 500 million Spanish speakers today, making it the world second most spoken first language.
Map of Spain and surrounding countries shows all countries around Spain. This Spain map and bordering countries will allow you to know neighboring countries and the geographical location of Spain in Europe. The Spain map and surrounding countries is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
Spain mainland is bordered by the following surrounding countries: to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea except for a small land boundary with the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar (a British overseas territory); to the north and north east by France, Andorra, and the Bay of Biscay as its shown in the map of Spain and surrounding countries; and to the northwest and west by the Atlantic Ocean and Portugal. its exclaves in North Africa (Ceuta, Melilla, and Peñón de Vélez de la Gomera). Along the Pyrenees in Gerona, a small exclave town called Llívia is surrounded by France.
Spain has very good relations with France as one of its surrounding countries, especially since May 16, 2007, when Nicolas Sarkozy was elected President of France. The police of Spain and France are now cooperating to suppress the terrorist group ETA as its mentioned in the map of Spain and surrounding countries. Spanish-held territories claimed by other countries are two: Morocco claims the Spanish cities of Ceuta and Melilla and the plazas de soberanía islets off the northern coast of Africa; and Portugal does not recognise Spain sovereignty over the territory of Olivenza.
Spain claims Gibraltar, a six square km Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom in the southernmost part of the Iberian Peninsula as you can see in the map of Spain and surrounding countries. Then a Spanish town, it was conquered by an Anglo-Dutch force in 1704 during the War of the Spanish Succession on behalf of Archduke Charles, pretender to the Spanish throne. Another claim by Spain is about the Savage Islands, not recognized by Portugal. Spain claims the sovereignty over the Perejil Island, a small, uninhabited rocky islet located in the South shore of the Strait of Gibraltar.
Map of Spain in Europe shows the location of Spain in the Europe continent. Spain map Europe will allow you to easily know where is Spain in Europe and to know countries near. The Spain in the Europe map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
The Kingdom of Spain is a European state in southwestern Europe, with archipelagos in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea as its mentioned in Spain map Europe. With an area of 505,992 square kilometres (195,365 sq mi) as its shown in Spain map Europe, Spain is the second largest country in Western Europe and the European Union after France, and the fourth largest country in Europe after Russia, Ukraine and France.
Spain is organizationally structured as a so-called Estado de las Autonomías ("State of Autonomies"); it is one of the most decentralized countries in Europe as you can see in Spain map Europe, along with Switzerland, Germany and Belgium; for example, all Autonomous Communities have their own elected parliaments, governments, public administrations, budgets, and resources. Health and education systems among others are managed regionally, and in addition, the Basque Country and Navarre also manage their own public finances based on foral provisions.
Spain is also Europe main producer of wind energy. In 2010 its wind turbines generated 42,976 GWh, which accounted for 16.4% of all the energy produced in Spain as its mentioned in Spain map Europe. On November 9, 2010, wind energy reached an instantaneous historic peak covering 53% of mainland electricity demand and generating an amount of energy that is equivalent to that of 14 nuclear reactors. Other renewable energies used in Spain are hydroelectric, biomass and marine (2 power plants under construction).