Frequent question: Does Spain have any territories?

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Does Spain still have territories?

Although Spain abandoned its major African colonies (Equatorial Guinea and the Western Sahara), it still retains five plazas de soberanía (places of sovereignty) off the African coastline. … Spain’s other African lands are military outposts or uninhabited islands. These Spanish territories are a thorn in Morocco’s side.

What are the three Spanish territories?

As a result of the war, the United States acquired Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines as territories.

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Which country is closest to Spain?

Spain is bordered to the west by Portugal; to the northeast it borders France, from which it is separated by the tiny principality of Andorra and by the great wall of the Pyrenees Mountains.

How did Spain lose America?

Spain lost her possessions on the mainland of America with the independence movements of the early 19th century, during the power vacuum of the Peninsula War. … At the end of the century most of the remaining Spanish Empire ( Cuba, Philippines, Puerto Rico and Guam ) was lost in the Spanish American War in 1898.

Is Morocco in Spain or Africa?

Morocco is a Northern African country, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, between Algeria and the annexed Western Sahara. It is one of only three nations (along with Spain and France) to have both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines. A large part of Morocco is mountainous.

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Is Spain near Italy?

Distance from Spain to Italy is 1,373 kilometers.

The air travel (bird fly) shortest distance between Spain and Italy is 1,373 km= 853 miles.

Why is Spain called Spain?

(of Norman origin): habitational name from Épaignes in Eure, recorded in the Latin form Hispania in the 12th century. It seems to have been so called because it was established by colonists from Spain during the Roman Empire.

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