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General information on Spain: Location with bounderies, languages, Public holidays and more


Location of Spain:

Spain is located in south west Europe. The Kingdom of Spain occupies the biggest part of the Iberian Peninsula and is bathed by the Mediterranean Sea, the Atlantic Ocean and the Cantabrian Sea. Spain borders with Portugal, France, Andorra and Gibraltar. To Spain also belong the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands in the Atlantic and the two in Africa located cities of Ceuta and Melilla. The country´s total surface area is almost 505 thousand sq. kmts.

National public holidays in Spain for the year 2012:

  • January 1 - New Year's Day
  • January 6 - Epiphany
  • April 6 - Easter Friday
  • May 1 - Labour Day
  • August 15 - Feast of the Assumption
  • October 12 - Spain's National Day
  • November 1 - All Saints´ Day
  • December 6 - Constitution Day
  • December 8 - Feast of the Immaculate Conception
  • December 25 - Christmas Day
Beside the above mentioned nationwide public holidays, there are several holidays in each Spanish autonomous community as well as local holidays.
Spain is formed by seventeen autonomous communities with a total of fifty provinces, in addition to the autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla.

Spanish autonomous communities:

  • Andalusia / Andalucia
  • Aragon
  • Asturias
  • Balearic Islands
  • Basque Country
  • Canary Islands
  • Castile and Leon
  • Castile-La Mancha
  • Cantabria
  • Catalonia / Catalunya
  • Extremadura
  • Galicia
  • La Rioja
  • Madrid
  • Murcia
  • Navarre / Navarra
  • Valencian Community
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