A good, detailed map of Spain is one that gives you a quick visual image that creates a picture and orientates you to exactly where Spain lies. Also, maps can provide a lot more information if you study their legends and understand how the area you are viewing relates to the rest of the region and its place in the world.
Where on the Globe is Spain?
Spain is located at 40 degrees north and 4 degrees west. It is a part of Europe and makes up the south western part of the continent. To compare it to the United States, Spain would measure only a little more than two times the size of Oregon. Its total area is 504,782 square kilometres, with that being broken down as 499,542 sq km of land and 5,240 sq km of water.
Spain includes a couple of island chains and two autonomous cities: Melilla and Ceuta. The islands are the Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, Penon de Alhucemas, Islas Chafarinas, and Penon de Velez de la Gomera which are located off the coast of Morocco.
Spain borders on France, Gibraltar, Portugal, and two of Moroccos communities in different areas. Even with all of these land connections, Spain has almost 5,000 km of coastline and the...