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  Spain - MSN Encarta
The Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa are governed as provinces of Spain.
Spain occupies about 85 percent of the Iberian Peninsula and is bounded by water for about 88 percent of its periphery; its Mediterranean coast is 1,660 km (1,030 mi) long, and its Atlantic coast is 710 km (440 mi) long.
The climate of Spain is marked by extremes of temperature and, except in the north, generally low rainfall, and the variegated physical features of the country ensure pronounced climatic differences.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761575057/Spain.html   (733 words)

 Wikinfo | Spain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Spain is a constitutional monarchy, with a hereditary monarch and a bicameral parliament, the Cortes or National Assembly.
Spain is, at present, what is called a State of Autonomies, formally unitary but, in fact, functioning as a Federation of Autonomous Communities, each one with different powers (for instances, some have their own educational and health systems, other don't) and laws.
Spain is bound to the east by Mediterranean Sea (containing the Balearic Islands), to the north by the Bay of Biscay and to its west by the Atlantic Ocean, where the Canary Islands off the African coast are found.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Spain   (1345 words)

Spain has been a constitutional monarchy and a democracy since the Spanish Constitution of 1978 was approved, being divided into 17 autonomous communities and 2 autonomous cities with high degree of autonomy.
Spain is, at present, what is called a State of Autonomies, formally unitary but, in fact, functioning as a Federation of Autonomous Communities, each one with different powers (for instances, some have their own educational and health systems, others do not) and laws.
Spain's mixed capitalist economy supports a GDP that on a per capita basis is 80% that of the four leading West European economies.
www.gamesinathens.com /olympics/s/sp/spain.shtml   (1372 words)

 Spain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Spain is at present what is called State of Autonomies formally unitary but in functioning as a Federation of Autonomous Communities each one with different powers (for some have their own educational and health others do not) and laws.
Morocco disputes the enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla and the uninhabited Vélez Alhucemas Chafarinas and Perejil ("Parsley") islands all on the northern of Africa.
Spain is a predominantly (94%) Roman Catholic country although the recent waves of have lead to an increasing number of Muslims.
www.freeglossary.com /Spain   (3053 words)

 Genealogyweb presents...Spain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Spain is located at the Iberian Peninsula, of which it occupies approximately 80%, in the southwest of Europe.
Spain is the 3rd country of Europe in extension and the 5th in population.
Spain is one of the largest wine producers in the world, and three million tonnes of grapes are bottled each year.
www.genealogyweb.com /spain.html   (4100 words)

 List of islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
List of islands of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean
List of islands of the Republic of China (Taiwan)
List of islands of Indonesia, Islands of Indonesia
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_islands   (227 words)

 World InfoZone - Spain Information - Page 1
Spain occupies most of the Iberian Peninsula, the nearest European landmass to Africa: it is separated from Morocco by the Straits of Gibraltar and has both an Atlantic and a Mediterranean coastline.
The Canary Islands in the Atlantic and the Balearic Islands, in the Mediterranean, are Spanish.
Spain's native animals are relatively small: deer, ibex, tortoises, bats, snakes (including a venomous viper) and other small creatures though a small number of bears, wolves and lynxes remain.
www.worldinfozone.com /country.php?country=Spain   (603 words)

 CEDAW report--Spain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Spain recently adopted Act No. 35/1995 of 11 December on aid and assistance to victims of violent crimes or violations of sexual freedom, which establishes public assistance to the direct or indirect victims of wilful, violent wrongs resulting in death, serious bodily harm or serious damage to physical or mental health.
An Order of 6 August 1992 approved the list of occupations and trades in which women are regarded as under-represented for the purposes of subsidizing their employment.
As pointed out in the previous report, Spain's educational system is based on the principle of equal opportunity, and public education is compulsory, coeducational and free for children aged 6 to 16.
www.un.org /womenwatch/daw/cedaw/cedaw21/spain.htm   (6008 words)

 Spain maps from Omni Resources, world leader in map supply.
It also contains a list of suggestions for further reading, a glossary of geographical and other useful terms and a series of sketch maps covering the entire route, to aid the user in planning his or her journey.
There is a comprehensive kit list and an English-French-Spanish list of essential words for the journey, as well as details of accommodation in gites d'Ètape, chambres d'hote, hotels, refugios and hostals.
A list of recommended places for shopping, entertainment, eating and drinking are cross-referenced to color-coded map locations, and the map is indexed for the main cultural sites, notable buildings and hotels.
www.omnimap.com /catalog/int/spain1.htm   (4128 words)

The winds in the Balearic islands are mostly from a southerly direction bringing warmer air to the islands.
Spain is essentially a wine-drinking country, with sherry being one of the principal export products.
If you are arriving on the island late in the day, you may stay an evening ahead of your charter, at one of the many accommodating hotels.
www.voyagecharters.org /Cruising_Notes/Spain/spain.html   (3453 words)

 Spain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The legal position of lesbians and gay men in Spain is covered in depth by the relevant chapter in the June 1998 ILGA-Europe report "Equality for Lesbians and Gay Men" by César Lestón.
The chapter on Spain by César Lestón in "Equality for Lesbians and Gay Men" provides a description of the social and political climate for lesbians and gay men in Spain.
This is the second such law in Spain after the one passed by Catalonia in June last year.Spain is divided in 17 different regions, 2 of which only have very specific provisions on civil law and who are thus able to implement such law.
www.ilga.info /Information/Legal_survey/europe/spain.htm   (2497 words)

 CBC News Indepth: Spain
Spain is a country of 40 million people, 94 per cent of whom are Catholic.
Currently, Spain is a parliamentary monarchy with King Juan Carlos I as its chief of state and the president as the head of government in Madrid.
Spain is a member of the European Union and uses the euro as its currency.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/spain   (680 words)

 The Annotated Ramsar List: Spain
Spain presently has 49 sites designated as Wetlands of International Importance, with a surface area of 173,126 hectares.
A highly saline lagoon and associated islands lying in a large enclosed (endorheic) drainage basin fed by spring rainfall and drying out in summer.
One of the rare coastal saltmarshes on the Canary islands, extending along 2.5 km of the southern shore of Fuerteventura.
www.ramsar.org /profile/profiles_spain.htm   (4709 words)

 Travel to Spain. Car rental travel in Spain from Auto Europe.
Traces of evolution have been unearthed throughout Spain, it was not until around 4000 BC when the Iberians began settling the lands that much of the early history of Spain begins.
Spain struggled to restore international relations through the mid-20th century and during the 1950's the US opened military bases in Spain, which were a strategic alliance during the Cold War.
Spain is in line behind France and Italy as one of the world's leading producers of wine.
www.autoeurope.com /guides/Spain/Spain_guide.cfm   (3784 words)

 2006 IUCN Red List – Frequently Asked Questions
While the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species is designed to combine both animal and plant assessments in one list, including all species assessed for the World List of Threatened Trees, many of the plant taxa previously assessed for the 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants are not included on this Red List.
In such cases, the Red List assessments are not directly comparable because although the taxon may have the same name, the circumscription of the taxon may be different.
The Red List is being developed to identify reasons for change in status for all species on the list, and at some time in the future it should be possible to highlight genuine changes only.
www.iucnredlist.org /info/faq   (3947 words)

 Spain – pictures - List of Items - MSN Encarta
Spain – pictures - List of Items - MSN Encarta
The castle of Simancas is located near the city of Valladolid, Spain.
It was built as a defensive fortress and was later converted into a prison.
encarta.msn.com /refedlist_210132607_15/Castle_of_Simancas_Spain.html   (36 words)

 Spain Vacation Rentals & Rental Homes by 411.com
Imagine spending your next holiday vacation in Spain in a fully equipped vacation rental home of your choice, the possibilities are endless.
Casa Mirador is an immaculate 3 bedroomed house situated on the edge of the charming White Village of Gaucin with quite breathtaking views over the Sierra Crestellina and beyond to the Mediterranean with Gibraltar and Africa in the di...
Esqueredo (seen here bottom center with the 6 dark green windows.) is a delightful house for 4/5 persons sitting on the wall of the ancient fortified farmstead in the historic village of Fornalutx - with stunning, uninterrupted views of the Puig Major, the highest point in...
www.vacationrentals411.com /state/spain.php3   (470 words)

 Spain hotels and vacation reservations, travel accommodation - lodgings
Spain: Despite what many people may think, Spain is much more than the Costa del Sol and tacky souvenir shops.
There are secluded spots to be found on the Costa Brava and along the Costa de la Luz in the south.
Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the bustling commercial hub of the Canary Islands.
www.all-hotels.com /spain_hotels.htm   (1258 words)

 Caligo Ventures: Spain
A spring trip to Spain, at probably the best time of year, when the steppes are in bloom, spring migration is at its peak, and the birding is at its very best!
Spanish Sparrows are rather scarce in Spain but are common here with flocks of several hundred often seen.
Situated to the north of Trujillo, the park is the Spanish stronghold for Black and Griffon Vulture.
www.caligo.com /europe/spain.html   (1290 words)

 Canary Islands Inns and Hotels :: Travel Accommodation in the Canary Islands :: Visiting Spain
The charm, warmth and good service at these Inns of Canary Islands is unparalleled: most are independently-owned and family operated, and they are conveniently located for exploring the islands.
Hotel Finca Las Longueras is on the island of Gran Canaria - a Colonial style house built at the turn of the nineteenth century surrounded by a lush plantation.
On the island of Fuerteventura Era de la Corte in the town of Antigua, has ten lovely rooms and a freshwater swimming pool and very pleasant little restaurant.
www.innsofcanaryislands.com   (623 words)

 Spanish Dragonflies and Damselflies (Odonata) - Complete List
There appears to be no list for vernacular names of the species available in Spanish at present.
There are currently 76 species (27 damselflies; 49 dragonflies; 34 genera) of Odonata recorded in mainland Spain (including the Balearic Islands), though in addition Ophiogomphus cecilia and Sympetrum depressiusculum remain of uncertain status (both omitted by Ocharán Larrondo).
In the Canary Islands there are just 10 species (1 damselfly; 9 dragonflies; 7 genera), of which the damselfly and two dragonfly species do not occur in the rest of Spain, with Sympetrum nigrifemur a Macaronesian endemic.
www.iberianwildlife.com /spain/dragonflies-damselflies-spain.htm   (778 words)

 Ethnologue report for Spain
The number of languages listed for Spain is 15.
There are 2,000,000 residents of the 3 provinces of Basque territory; 25% were born outside the territory, 40% in the territory were born to Basque parents.
Central and southern Spain and the Canary Islands.
www.ethnologue.com /show_country.asp?name=Spain   (1077 words)

 Balearic Islands villa rentals, Majorca villa rentals farmhouse rentals Spain, Cyber Rentals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Villa rentals in the Balearic Islands are primarily found on the largest island of Majorca (Mallorca), the most developed of the Balearic Islands.
There are a number of resort villages on the island at which you can rent a villa or farmhouse, including Valdemossa, Deya, Cala San Vicente, and the area between Ca’n Pastilla and El Arenal.
The village of Deya was once favored as a refuge for poet Robert Graves.
www.cyberrentals.com /Spain/Balearic-Islands/r337.htm   (374 words)

 Spanish Books and Spain Reading List for Travelers
A complete guide to the heart of Spain and the Spanish heart reflected through wine, food, culture, history, and lifestyle.
Discover the rich cultural and artistic heritage behind the sun, sea and sand traditionally associated with Spain.
With a pithy and matter-of-fact writing style, these guides are guaranteed to calm the nerves of first-time world travelers, while still listing off-the-beaten-path finds sure to thrill even the most.......
www.villavacations.com /books/books4sale_spain.shtml   (530 words)

 Worldwide Classroom: Program Listing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
We have eight locations in Spain and Latin America, all controlled by the central office - to ensure that every student's experience meets our original vision of service and quality.
Intern in Spain is an independent program whereby candidates gain real international work experience.
The school is a pioneer institution in the teaching of foreign languages in Spain.
www.worldwide.edu /ci/spain/lspain.html   (537 words)

 List of islands of Spain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a list of islands of Spain.
And the two small islands of Conejera (Conillera in Catalan, both meaning "island of rabbits") and Dragonera ("island of dragons")
And some coastal islands, belonging to provinces of "mainland Spain", such as the Islas Cíes in the province of Pontevedra, in Galicia
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_islands_of_Spain   (121 words)

 Vacation Rentals in Spain Spain Holiday Rentals Villa Rentals CyberRentals
Europe & Africa meet in this mountain-splintered peninsula: Galicia at the northwest tip is a Celtic region of bagpipe-playing fishermen; in the south is Andalucia, where lacework masonry and stirring music reflect the influence of 800 years of Moorish rule.
Mallorca, Ibiza and Menorca, the Balearic Islands, are beautiful spots in the Mediterranean Sea.
The major areas on the coast are the Costa del Sol, Costa Blanca, Costa Tropical, Costa del Azahar, and Catalonia.
www.cyberrentals.com /Spain/r58.htm   (337 words)

 The DJ List - Spain: Valencia: Woody
The DJ List is not responsible for inaccurate event information appearing on this web site.
The DJ List is not be liable for inaccuracies, omissions, or other types of errors that may exist.
It is for these reasons that we recommend you call any event you plan on attending, at the phone number provided, to confirm dates, locations, and other important information.
www.thedjlist.com /world/Spain/Valencia/Venues/Woody   (154 words)

 Birds on Spain's Islands (Archipelagos) and Introduced Species
The main two Spanish archipelagos are the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea off the NE coast and the Canary Islands in the Atlantic off W Morocco.
That said, the isolation of both island groups has lead to the evolution of several bird species and forms unknown elsewhere, with Balearic Shearwater and Balearic Warbler, both under serious threat being the only two species generally considered as endemic to 'peninsular Spain'.
The Canaries, given their affinity with other Macronesian (E Atlantic) islands and great differences in habitat between the desertic eastern, and much more humid and forested central and western islands, show a much higher level of endemism and similarity to NW African species.
www.iberianwildlife.com /spain/birds-islands-introduced-spain.htm   (482 words)

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