The Area of Spain is around 505,968 square kilometres (195,356 sq mile) over the Iberian Peninsula to the southwest of Europe. The Spanish territory is divided among the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean, in the Atlantic with the Canary Island and the North African cities of Ceuta and Melilla. All of this land area makes Spain the second largest country in Europe behind France.
Popular Islands: The Balearic Island is 193km (120 miles) southeast connected with Barcelona, as well as the Canary Islands journey to the western seacoast connected to the African Continent. These tiny enclaves of Ceuta along with Melilla additionally style an integral part of Spain.
Spain is considered to be one among the top highest and mountainous country of Europe. It’s usual height of 610m. Approx distance from the Basque country’s Atlantic Coast to the Pyrenees extends to 400km. There are few places where the peaks go up to over 1,524m (5,000ft), the maximum point being 3,404m (11,169ft).
From the Southeast Sierra Nevada is connected with Granada which comes similar to the Mediterranean. Its peak Mulhacen, at 3,718m (12,198ft), it is the utmost point on the Spanish peninsula. The top most point in Spain is the Pico del Teide on Tenerife in the Canaries a height of 3,718m (12,198ft).
Major Peninsula rivers route slowly from the east to west into the Atlantic Ocean. The River Ebro routes into the Mediterranean, however the only Guadalquivir flows to navigate ocean-going vessels to Seville.
Pyrenees: It is located as a natural divider between Spain and France, glint with snow-capped peaks, utter cliffs and deep valleys graced with waterfalls, rivers and green forest. It is also been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Aneto Mountain is one among the highest peaks in Spain with more than 11,000 feet tall . It is a place for adventures activities like rock climbing, water rafting, & skiing.
Montserrat: Montserrat is a pilgrimage being a mountain approximately 40miles inside from Barcelona. This mountain has a huge rocks formed that elongate into the sky. Numerous climbing paths direct trekkers and rock climbers.
Sierra Nevada: The Sierra Nevada is located in the southeast of Spain that has fun skiing near the Mediterranean Sea. This is fames as a UNESCO-honored Sierra Nevada National Park, Stands above the country with the 11,500-foot Mulhacen, as the highest peak in Spain and in Europe. Some other mountains beyond 10,000 feet in height like Cerro del Caballo, Pico del Veleta and Mulhacen are known for trekkers with hiking trails and accommodations.
Picos de Europa : The Peaks of Europe" form part of the Cantabrian Mountains near the surf-friendly coast of northern Spain, appear menacing with a tremendous limestone mass whose topography has been dramatically shaped by tart rainwater. The valley attracts the camera lens with verdant greenery and peaceful lakes. Picos is known for rock climbing and ice climbing for an adrenaline rush, though its most identified peak, Naranjo de Bulnes is also one of the most challenging to climb.
Serra de Tramuntana: Ibiza, is an Island to party hard for Europeans, however adjacent Majorca a mountain hike with perched views of the Mediterranean Sea and the profound blue lakes. The Serra de Tramuntana routes through the northwest coastline of Majorca with memorable sights like pine trees emerging from red rock formations and sheer limestone cliffs falling a 1,000 feet deep into the Sea. Puig Major for about 5,000 feet in height is the highest peak there.
Around and between all the mountains are five main lower- lying areas. Spain’s major rivers run from the west and south to the Atlantic Ocean. To name the few rivers are the Duero (Douro), Miño, Tajo (Tagus), and Guadiana ascend in Spain and run all the way through Portugal to the Atlantic.
The deepest and the most passable river is the Guadalquivir, it is considered one of the major rivers of all which stretches across central Andalucia, a zone producing many crops.
The Ebro River is the Spain’s most voluminous, routes all the way through Zaragoza runs into the Mediterranean Sea, yielding a variety of crops, although few parts of the central Aragon are almost dessert. The rivers in Spain play an important role in developing fertile land, transportation, generating of electric power.
The coasts of Spain are as varied as its interior. The Mediterranean coast alternates between rocky coves. It flatters, straighter stretches with some long beaches and some heavy tourism development as on the costa daurada, costa blanca and costa del sol. Sea temperatures along the Mediterranean coasts average 20o C in summer and reasonably comfortable during pick summer (July to September) on the Balearic islands. Whereas the Atlantic coast cooler seas and whiter, sandier beache
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