SpainThe country of Spain lies on the continent of Europe. It is located fortydegrees north and four degrees west. The capital of Spain, Madrid, is located inthe central region known as the Centro-Meseta. The country of Spain is made upof four regions: El norte, El este, El sur, and Centro-Meseta. Spain's largearea of 195,988 square miles covers about five sixths of the Iberian Peninsula.It is one of the largest countries in Western Europe. At its widest point, Spainstretches 635 miles from east to west. It stretches about 550 miles north tosouth. Spain's longest coastline lies along the Mediterranean Sea and stretchesfor almost 1700 miles from the eastern end of the Pyrenees mountain chain to thestrait of Gibraltar. The Pyrenees, one of Europe's largest mountain chains, is270 miles long. They are practically impassable to humans because are formedfrom only steep gorges that lead higher summits.Spain is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean called the Gulf of Cadiz.
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