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    Spain Geography - 1990

      Total area: 504,750 km2
      land area: 499,400 km2; includes Balaeric Islands, Canary Islands, Ceuta, Mellila, Islas Chafarinas, Penon de Alhucemas, and Penon de Velez de la Gomera

      Comparative area: slightly more than twice the size of Oregon

      Land boundaries: 1,903.2 km total; Andorra 65 km, France 623 km, Gibraltar 1.2 km, Portugal 1,214 km

      Coastline: 4,964 km

      Maritime claims:

      Extended economic zone: 200 nm;

      Territorial sea: 12 nm

      Disputes: Gibraltar question with UK; controls two presidios or places of sovereignty (Ceuta and Melilla) on the north coast of Morocco

      Climate: temperate; clear, hot summers in interior, more moderate and cloudy along coast; cloudy, cold winters in interior, partly cloudy and cool along coast

      Terrain: large, flat to dissected plateau surrounded by rugged hills; Pyrenees in north

      Natural resources: coal, lignite, iron ore, uranium, mercury, pyrites, fluorspar, gypsum, zinc, lead, tungsten, copper, kaolin, potash, hydropower

      Land use: 31% arable land; 10% permanent crops; 21% meadows and pastures; 31% forest and woodland; 7% other; includes 6% irrigated

      Environment: deforestation; air pollution

      Note: strategic location along approaches to Strait of Gibraltar

      NOTE: The information regarding Spain on this page is re-published from the 1990 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Spain Geography 1990 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Spain Geography 1990 should be addressed to the CIA.

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