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Spain facts and history in brief

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)

Capital; Madrid
King; Juan Carlos I of Spain
Area; 504,782 km2
Population; 40,037,995.

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Port Bou is a small town on the Spanish side of the French-Spanish border.

Our train arrived early in the morning in Port Bou from Paris on our way to Africa and Timbuctu in Mali.

We had to wait for about 3 hours for our conection to Barcelona and Algeciras.

So, Hui Chin and I went around Port Bou to explore the city as much as we can.

You can click on these photos for an enlargement.

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