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Detailed Map of Spain ...



Detailed Map of Spain



The fairly Detailed map of Spain above gives an idea of the layout of this lovely land - where to encounter main cities, seas, coastlines, etc.

Should you require larger maps once in the country, I suggest you head for your nearest Corte Ingl s - a large Spanish department store liberally sprinkled throughout Spain, selling just about anything!

Also, book stores/large newsagents will stock them.

Or, you could buy one online from Amazon before departing.

For now, let s take a brief look at the geographical divisions of this varied land, in preparation for your visit ... but, do remember to arrange suitable international travel insurance before you leave.


map of spain - geographical overview

- situated in south-west Europe
- occupies four-fifths of Iberian Peninsula
- Portugal to its west
- Andorra and France to its north
- bathed by Mediterranean Sea, Atlantic Ocean, Cantabrian Sea
- divided into 17 autonomous communities/regions and 50 provinces
- geographically divides into North, Central, Mediterranean, South and Islands (see below).


map of spain - spain north

North or Green Spain encompasses ancient monasteries and bagpipes of Galicia ... quaint fishing villages of cider-producing Asturias ... elegant coastal resorts and ancient cave paintings of Cantabria.

Encounter gourmet Basque country ... picturesque Navarra ... wine-producing La Rioja.

The great Pyrenees Mountain chain - stretching from Bay of Biscay to Mediterranean Sea - forms a natural barrier with France.

And the pretty, northerly coast is only a three-hour drive from Madrid.


map of spain - central spain

True Don Quijote land, this massive plain on its high table - Meseta Central - is divided by mountain chains ...

... Sierra de Guadarrama ... Sierra de Gredos ... Montes de Toledo ... in between which, valleys and rapids abound.

The country s vibrant capital - Madrid - rests in this part of Spain.

Also, numerous ancient towns and World Heritage Sites - several only an hour from Madrid ...


mediterranean

The Iberian Peninsula s easterly side - Cap de Crues to the Gulf of Mazarr n - houses Spanish Mediterranean land of Catalonia ... Valencia ... Murcia.

Gorgeous beaches ... fascinating inland villages ... also home to Spain s second and third cities - Barcelona and Valencia.

Famous worldwide for its fabulously healthy diet - the renowned Mediterranean Diet of golden olive oil, brightly-colored vegetables, fresh sea food and local red wine (in moderation!).


southern spain

Spain s largest region - Andalucia - offers up exotic, elegant cities such as Seville ... Granada ... M laga ...

Once the poorest region, it is now a popular tourist destination - thanks to beautiful beaches (Costa del Sol), colorful countryside, marvelous mountains and fantastic heritage.

Home of flamenco and bullfighting, it houses the deepest Arabian influence in Europe.


map of spain - spain s islands

These include the Balearics and Canary Islands.

Beautiful Balearics - set in the Mediterranean Sea - include Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera.

Paradisiac Canary Islands - situated in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Africa - comprise the seven larger islands of Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Tenerife, La Palma, Gomera and Hierro, plus a few smaller ones.

Constant mild temperature throughout the year, splendid beaches (a few with the famed "black" sand) and marvelous vegetation all contribute to year-round popularity.


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