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Water Boundaries and Landscape of Spain

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May 17th, 2011 Category: Mountains

Spain - April 15th, 2011

Most of Spain’s boundaries are water: the Mediterranean Sea on the south and east from Gibraltar to the French border and the Atlantic Ocean on the northwest and southwest (in the south as the Golfo de Cádiz and in the north as the Bay of Biscay).

Spain also shares land boundaries with France and Andorra along the Pyrenees in the northeast (top right), with Portugal on the west, and with the small British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar near the southernmost tip (by the Strait of Gibraltar, partially covered by clouds near the bottom).

The majority of Spain’s peninsular region consists of the Meseta Central, a highland plateau rimmed and dissected by mountain ranges. Here, the lower-laying areas of the meseta appear lighter in color than the mountain ranges crossing and bordering it.

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