Beside Portugal and Andorra on the Iberian Peninsula that protects the western opening of the Mediterranean from the Atlantic Ocean, Spain is in a strategic location in south-eastern Europe. Maps of Spain Motorways, major cities, and boundary lines are revealed on maps of the country of Spain. Rivers and waterways are marked, and terrain maps show the mountains and plains. Visitors to the country should have an updated map of Spain as well as maps of the cities in which they stay. Even those on guided tours would do well to possess their own personal map as they explore.
Geographic Features of Spain’s Landscape
Alluvial Plains – Rivers and especially the Guadalquivir have extensive coastal alluvial plains including floodplains and well-irrigated river deltas leading through Andalusia’s Baetic Depression.
Iberian Peninsula – In south-eastern Europe, the peninsula reaches down between the west of the Mediterranean and the North Atlantic Ocean. Spain is the largest country on the Peninsula.
Islands – Islands belonging to Spain and lying off its coastline are popular holiday destinations. On the Mediterranean side are islands like the Chaferine Mountains and the Isla Perejil.
Mountains – At the top of the Iberian Peninsula, the Pyrenees Mountains cross the land between France and Spain. To the east of the range is the small country of Andorra. Other significant mountains are found in Spain like the southern Sierra Morena.
Rivers – Several rivers and streams cross the country of Spain. Some of the major rivers are Ebro, Duero and Tagus.