Spain facts and history
The Kingdom of Spain is a country located
in the southwest of Europe.
It shares the Iberian Peninsula with Portugal and Gibraltar.
In the northeast it borders France and the tiny principality
of Andorra, along the Pyrenees mountain range.
It also includes the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean
Sea, the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean and the
cities of Ceuta and Melilla in the north of Africa.
Spain has been a constitutional monarchy and a democracy
since the Spanish Constitution of 1978 was approved,
being divided into 17 autonomous communities and 2 autonomous
cities with high degree of autonomy.
Official languages Spanish (also called Castilian)
(in some regions also Catalan, Basque or Galician)
King; Juan Carlos I of Spain
Area; 504,782 km2
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Spain facts and history in brief
Hui Chin and I travelled to Madrid, Spain from
Lisbon, Portugal, by the famous Talgo express with our
Spending a couple days exploring Madrid, by every possible
means, by conducted bus, on foot, by bus and Metro,
we booked on a Couchette to Algeciras, to head over
I wanted to go to Tangier, because while I visited Ceuta
in 1978, I've never been to Tangier.
Unfortunately Hui Chin travel on a Singapore passport
and must have a visa to Tangier, which she didn't have,
so we went to Ceuta.
Ceuta have changed beyond recognition in the 25 years,
since I visited there the last time.
Thank you very much mate, if you ever happen to read
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