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
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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