Map of Spain

Spain is located in southwestern Europe and is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea, the Atlantic Ocean, and Portugal. With a population of over 46 million people, it is the 4th largest country in the European Union. The capital and largest city is Madrid, and other major cities include Barcelona, Valencia, Sevilla, Malaga, and Zaragoza. Spain covers an area of 504,030 square kilometers (194,460 square miles), making it the 2nd largest country in Western Europe after France.

The Spanish culture is renowned for its food, wine, music, dance, architecture, and films. The country has produced some of the world’s most renowned artists such as Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali. Spain is also home to many famous festivals such as Carnival in Cadiz and La Tomatina in Buñol. Soccer is the most popular sport in Spain, and the national team has won the FIFA World Cup on two occasions.