What is Spain?

  • (noun): A parliamentary monarchy in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; a former colonial power.
    Synonyms: Kingdom of Spain, Espana


Spain (i/ˈspeɪn/ SPAYN; Spanish: España, ), officially the Kingdom of Spain (Spanish: Reino de España), is a sovereign state and a member of the European Union located in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. Its mainland is bordered to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea except for a small land boundary with the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar, to which Spain lays claim; to the north and north east by France, Andorra, and the Bay of Biscay; and to the northwest and west by the Atlantic Ocean and Portugal.

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Spain - Culture - Public Holidays
... Main article Public holidays in Spain Public holidays celebrated in Spain include a mix of religious (Roman Catholic), national and regional observances ... Spain's National Day (Fiesta Nacional de España) is 12 October, the anniversary of the Discovery of America and commemorate Our Lady of the Pillar feast, patroness of Aragon and throughout Spain ...
20 Minutos
... The company is a pioneer in publishing quality free daily newspapers in Spain ... Min Holding", a leader in free daily newspapers in Switzerland, France, and Spain ... in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Estonia, Finland, France, and Spain, where it is the owner of both paid and free newspapers, television ...
... and the second largest in area of the autonomous communities in Spain ... officially recognized as a nationality of Spain ... Ocean and north of the Mediterranean Sea and the Strait of Gibraltar, which separates Spain from Morocco, and the Atlantic Ocean ...
Kingdom Of Great Britain - Great Britain in The 18th Century - Empire
... The death of Charles II of Spain on 1 November 1700 and his bequeathal of Spain and its colonial empire to Philip of Anjou, a grandson of the King of France, had raised the prospect of the unification of France ... Portugal and the Netherlands sided with the Holy Roman Empire against Spain and France in the War of the Spanish Succession ... by the new state of Great Britain, lasted until 1714, with France and Spain proving the losers ...
Babington Plot - The Plot
... Philip II of Spain and the Spanish ambassador to England Don Bernardino de Mendoza had been trying to re-establish Spanish influence in English affairs which had been considerably diminished by the death of ... It was thus with the support of the papacy and Spain that Morgan and Paget sought to find those in England who would be prepared to meet this objective ...

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