Capital: Madrid Language: Spanish, Catalan, Basque, Galician Currency: Euro
In the north, Spain is surrounded by the Bay of Biscay, France and Andorra; in the east by the Mediterranean Sea; in the south by the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean; and in the west by Portugal and the Atlantic Ocean. The 13km wide Strait of Gibraltar (in the south west) separates Spain from Africa.
Spain covers about 85 percent of the Iberian Peninsula; its Mediterranean coast is 1,660 km long, and the Atlantic coast 710 km long.
Driving distance map of Spain (click to enlarge)
Driving in Spain
Motorway: 120 km/h
Dual Carriageway: 100 km/h
Rural: 90 km/h
Urban: 50 km/h