Spain occupies some 85 percent of the Iberian Peninsula, which it shares with Portugal, and is sandwiched between two massive water bodies: the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.
How much of Spain is surrounded by water?
It has an average altitude of 650 m. Its total area including Spanish island territories is 505,370 km2 (195,124 sq mi) of which 499,542 km2 (192,874 sq mi) is land and 5,240 km2 (2,023 sq mi) is water.
Geography of Spain.
|Exclusive economic zone||1,039,233 km2 (401,250 sq mi)|
How many seas surround Spain?
Two seas and an ocean for enjoying the coast. Spain is the ideal destination for water sports enthusiasts, as it is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea, the Atlantic Ocean and the Cantabrian Sea.
What is the geographical makeup of Spain?
Spain occupies most of the Iberian Peninsula, stretching south from the Pyrenees Mountains to the Strait of Gibraltar, which separates Spain from Africa. To the east lies the Mediterranean Sea, including Spain’s Balearic Islands. Spain also rules two cities in North Africa and the Canary Islands in the Atlantic.
What is the closest country to Spain?
Spain is bordered by Portugal in the west, by France and Andorra in the northeast. It shares borders with Morocco at the Spanish coastal exclaves of Ceuta and Melilla, the two permanently inhabited Spanish autonomous cities in Northern Africa.
Does it snow in Spain?
There has been an extraordinary quantity of snow and ice for Spain, where winters are usually quite mild.