Spain (approximately 40 million inhabitants) covers an area of 504,782 km2 and is the largest country on the Iberian Peninsula (Pyrenees peninsula). In the north, Spain borders with France and Andorra - and in the west of Portugal .Otherwise, the country has a long coastline on the Mediterranean Sea in the west and south - and the Atlantic Ocean in the west (south of the Bay of Biscay) and south (west of Gibraltar). Of the Spanish territories outside the Iberian peninsula must Canary Islands off the northwest coast of Africa and the Balearic Islands archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea is mentioned.
There are several large mountain areas in Spain. The largest and most well known are the Pyrenees in the north and the Sierra Nevada in the south (where the highest mountain on the Spanish mainland - Mulhacén (3478 m.) is located).The Spanish plateau dominates or the interior of the country, while both the east and west of Gibraltar's long stretches of sandy beaches (including Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca) - which has made these areas into the most popular tourist areas in Spain - if you look away from the Canary Islands and Balearic Islands.
The climatic conditions in Spain varies greatly, but can be roughly divided into three main types: Along the coast in the east and south is the Mediterranean climate with dry, hot summers - while along the west coast is the Atlantic coastal climate. The rest of the country is characterized by a continental interior climate.
The capital of Madrid is located on the Spanish plateau, and is also the country sørste city (3.2 million inhabitants - and approx. 7 million in the metropolitan area).Other major cities are Barcelona , Valencia , Seville , Zaragoza and Malaga .
Spain's largest airport is Barajas International Airport in Madrid - but also the Barcelona International Airport (El Prat) and Alicante Airport has a lot of traffic.
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