Spain is the second largest country in Europe, next to France, which is located in an area known as the Iberian Peninsula. This island is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea in the south to the east, Atlantic Ocean to the west and the Bay of Biscay to the north. Spain is also bounded by the lands of Portugal, France, Andorra, Morocco and Gibraltar.
Iberians were the first people to settle in Spain who were later colonized by the Greeks and Carthaginians. In the 3rd century BC, the Romans ruled. The word Spain originated from the Roman name "Hispania".
Spain is a country that possesses a magnificent mix of art, culture and architecture. It has a lot of beautiful cities and towns that vary in culture, language, climate and customs. Some of the popular cities include Madrid, Barcelona, Sargossa, Valencia, Granada and Seville.