The Geography of Spain
Mountain Ranges: Pyrenees, Cantabrian, Central, Iberian, Betic
Rivers: Ebro, Tajo, Júcar, Duero, Segura, Guardiana, Guadalquivir
Climates: Oceanic, mediterranean, continental, arid, mountainous
Political: 17 autonomous regions. 50 provinces.
Galicia Population: 2,781,
Capital: Santiago de Compostela
Provinces: (4) Lugo, Ourense, Pontevedra, La Coruña.
Asturias Population: 1,077,360
Cantabria Population: 593,
País Vasco Population: 2,193,093
Provinces: (3) Vizcaya, Álava, Guipúzcoa
Navarra Population: 644,566
La Rioja Population: 323,609
Castilla y León Population: 2,546,078
Provinces: (9) León, Salamanca, Segovia, Ávila, Soria, Burgos, Palencia, Zamora, Valladolid
Aragón Population 1,349,467
Provinces: (3) Huesca, Zaragoza, Teruel
Cataluña Population: 7,570,908
Provinces: (4) Barcelona, Tarragona, Girona, Lleida
Comunidad Valenciana Population: 5,129,266
Provinces: (3) Valencia, Castellón, Alicante
Castilla La Mancha Population: 2,121,888
Provinces: (5) Albacete, Guadalajara, Toledo, Ciudad Real, Cuenca
Murcia Population: 1,474,449
Andalucía Population: 8,449,985
Provinces: (8) Sevilla, Granada, Córdoba, Cádiz, Huelva, Jaén, Málaga, Almería.
Islas Baleares Population: 1,119,439
Islands: (5) Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza, Formentera, Cabrera
Language: Catalán Balear
Islas Canarias Population: 2,118,344
Capital: Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (shared)
Provinces: (2) Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Las Palmas
Islands: Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Tenerife, La Gomera, El Hierro.
There are also two Spanish territories in northern Africa known as the “autonomous cities” of Ceuta and Melilla. Their territory is claimed by Morocco.
* population figures 2012
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