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Spain (i/ˈspn/; Spanish: España [esˈpaɲa]), officially the Kingdom of Spain (Spanish: Reino de España), 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.

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Taking care of dogs during the scorching Spanish heatwave

Spanish News Today 18 Jul 2024
Your furry friends will feel the heat too with temperatures expected to reach 44ºC in Spain ... In addition to these recommendations, the Royal Canine Society of Spain (RSCE) also advises dog owners to apply sunscreens in sensitive areas, such as the muzzle and ears, and to protect pooches with an umbrella if spending lots of time outdoors....

Tours from Europe bases

Stars and Stripes 18 Jul 2024

Should you drink cold or room temperature water in summer?

Spanish News Today 16 Jul 2024
The important thing is to stay hydrated during the sweltering summer months in Spain. Staying hydrated is important all year round, but as the temperatures begin to rise in Spain during the summer, plenty of H20 is a must, especially for anyone exercising or working outdoors. And so the great debate rears its head once more ...   ...   ...   ... ....

A woman started dancing and singing ‘Viva Espana’ when Spain scored. Was she mad? Was she Irish?

The Irish Times 15 Jul 2024
In the afternoon, bullish England fans in Three Lions jerseys thronged a nearby street festival showing the men’s Wimbledon final on a big screen outdoors. It should have been an omen as Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz triumphed ... Espana’ when Spain scored....

I'm American and my husband is Spanish. We are raising our child with both cultures.

Business Insider 14 Jul 2024
Kids in Spain speak multiple languages, including local dialects, and kids behave at meal time ... My daughter is being raised as an American but with the cultural inputs from her time in Spain. The city we live in in SpainZaragoza — is a vibrant midsize city full of families, which was part of the appeal of our part-time move....

Spain vs England final in the Euros 2024

Spanish News Today 12 Jul 2024
Get ready for a match-up that will delight Brits living in Spain ... Another fantastic alternative is to watch the game at your local sports bar or at one of the huge outdoor screens being put up in squares and public spaces around Spain for what promises to be an absolutely remarkable evening whatever happens!....

Avignon’s 78th Theatre Festival: Performing arts, politics and productions en Español

France24 11 Jul 2024
... this year, artists from Peru, Chile, Spain and Uruguay are staging their work in historical sites, cultural venues and all sorts of outdoor spaces in Avignon....

Extreme heat: How to mitigate rising temperatures at a local level

Desert Sun 07 Jul 2024
Shaded walkways are essential for visitors and local residents to venture outdoors in the summer. As an example, cities in Spain and Portugal use umbrellas over pedestrian walkways.Commercial parking lots should be required to plant more shade trees or erect shade structures with solar panels ... Mike McGinley, Palm Springs ... I suggest an easy fix....

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