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Spain

Spain Geography Stats

Definitions

  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Comparative to US places: This entry provides an area comparison based on total area equivalents. Most entities are compared with the entire US or one of the 50 states based on area measurements (1990 revised) provided by the US Bureau of the Census. The smaller entities are compared with Washington, DC (178 sq km, 69 sq mi) or The Mall in Washington, DC (0.59 sq km, 0.23 sq mi, 146 acres).
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Area > Water: Total water area in square kilometers
  • Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year: Average rainfall is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Land area > Sq. km: Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes."
  • Land area > Square miles: Country land area.
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Area > Comparative slightly more than twice the size of Oregon 2013
Area > Comparative to US places slightly more than twice the size of Oregon 2008
Area > Land 499,542 sq km 2008 50th out of 235
Area > Land > Per capita 12.34 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 115th out of 224
Area > Total 505,370 sq km 2013 53th out of 251
Area > Water 6,390 sq km 2013 62nd out of 246
Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year 636 2008 116th out of 169
Climate temperate; clear, hot summers in interior, more moderate and cloudy along coast; cloudy, cold winters in interior, partly cloudy and cool along coast 2013
Coastline 4,964 km 2014 28th out of 242
Geographic coordinates 40 00 N, 4 00 W 2013
Land area > Sq. km 498,980 sq km 2008 48th out of 199
Land area > Square miles 195,363 square miles 2013 17th out of 98
Location Southwestern Europe, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, North Atlantic Ocean, Bay of Biscay, and Pyrenees Mountains; southwest of France 2013
Natural resources coal, lignite, iron ore, copper, lead, zinc, uranium, tungsten, mercury, pyrites, magnesite, fluorspar, gypsum, sepiolite, kaolin, potash, hydropower, arable land 2013
Terrain large, flat to dissected plateau surrounded by rugged hills; Pyrenees Mountains in north 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site.; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014

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Spain Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 13 Land boundaries 4
Environment 3 Land use 3
Freshwater withdrawal 6 Maritime claims 4
Land area 3 Surface area 3
  • Spain ranked first for land use > permanent crops amongst Europe in 2013.
  • Spain ranked second for area > total amongst European Union in 2013.
  • Spain ranked second for area > water amongst Tourist destinations in 2013.