Spain is in the Northern Hemisphere, in southwestern
Spanish territories include: Iberian Peninsula, Canary
Islands, Balearic Islands, smaller Islands, Ceuta and
IBERIAN PENINSULA: begins south of
the Pyrenees. It's bathed by seas: the Bay
of Biscay (N), the Atlantic Ocean (W) and
the Mediterranean Sea (E &S).
CANARY ISLANDS: in the Atlantic
Ocean, off the coast of Africa. Seven
main Islands: El Hierro, Fuerteventura,
gran Canaria, La Gomera, Lanzarote, La
Palma and Tenerife.
BALEARIC ISLANDS: in the
Mediterranean Sea. Fije main Islands:
Cabrera, Formentera, Ibiza, Mallorca
The cities of CEUTA and MELILLA: in
the Northern Africa on the
A border is the line or frontier that separates one country fron another.
Natural Borders are natural landforms that separate two
countries: mountains, seas, rivers, deserts...
Political borders are líneas established by agreement ( acuerdo)
between two countries.
North: France, Andorra and the Bay of Biscay.
South: The Mediterranean Sea, Morocco and the Atlantic Ocean.
East: The Mediterranean Sea.
West: Portugal and the Atlantic Ocean.
Spain is divided in 17 Autonomous
Communities and two Autonomous
Cities: Ceuta and Melilla.
Autonomous Communities and
Cities are governed by an
Autonomous Parliament, a president
and a government.
Provinces by aProvincial Council
except in the Canary Islands because
Each Island is governed by an InterIsland Council.
Municipalities are governed by a
mayor and local councillors.