Spain: Gate of The Sun

Spain, officially the Kingdom of Spain, is a sovereign state largely located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe, with archipelagos in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, and several small territories on and near the north African coast. Its mainland is bordered to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea except for a small land boundary with Gibraltar; to the north and northeast by France, Andorra, and the Bay of Biscay; and to the west and northwest by Portugal and the Atlantic Ocean. Along with France and Morocco, it is one of only three countries to have both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines. Extending to 1,214 km (754 mi), the Portugal–Spain border is the longest uninterrupted border within the European Union.


Spanish territory includes two archipelagos: the Balearic Islands, in the Mediterranean Sea, and the Canary Islands, in the Atlantic Ocean off the African coast. It also includes two major exclaves, Ceuta and Melilla, in continental North Africa; and the islands and peñones (rocks) of Alborán, Alhucemas, Chafarinas and Vélez de la Gomera. With an area of 505,990 km2 (195,360 sq mi), Spain is the second largest country in Western Europe and the European Union, and the fourth largest country in Europe. By population, Spain is the sixth largest in Europe and the fifth in the European Union. The capital and largest city is Madrid. The currency is Euro (€)(EUR).


Some interesting facts are:
1. The national anthem of Spain has no words.


2. There's a 47-story skyscraper in Spain that has No elevator.


3. La Tomatina is an annual festival held in Spain where people throw thousands of tomatoes at each other.


4. The Eiffel Tower was originally intended for Barcelona, Spain, but the project was rejected.


5. The Sagrada Familia church in Spain, has been under construction for over 130 years and it's only expected to be complete by 2026.


6. There are no laws against public nudity in Spain.


7. The world's oldest existing lighthouse is the Tower of Hercules, in Spain, erected in the first century and still operational.


8. Two Roman dams in Spain are still in use after 1900 years.


9. Prostitutes in Spain have to wear reflective vests, like highway workers, to reduce accidents.


10. There's a zipline connecting Spain and Portugal. It's 2,365 ft (720 m) and 60 seconds long.


11. The youngest king ever was Alfonso XIII of Spain, who became king the day he was born.


12. The Puerta del Sol (“Gate of the Sun”) plaza in Madrid is the physical center of the country.


13. There is a Spanish New Year custom called Twelve Grapes.

For more facts visit:
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/spain
http://www.factslides.com/s-Spain
http://www.expatica.com/es/about/country-facts/30-facts-about-Spain_109108.html

Some beautiful places are:






For tourism details visit: +Spain-holiday.com +Spain is More - Holidays to Northern Spain and Camino de Santiago 

http://www.spain.info/

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