Spain is a country in western Europe famous for
its colourful bullfights, sunny climate, historic cities, and beautiful castles. It's capital is Madrid and it was
once a great empire with colonies throughout the world. Today Spain is a prosperous nation with a well developed economy
based on service industries and manufacturing. Spain is also one of the largest countries in Europe in area. It
occupies about five sixths of the Iberian Peninsula, which lies in the southwestern Europe between the Atlantic Ocean and
the Mediterranean Sea. Spain ranks among the major manufacturing nations of Europe and is is also one of the world's
leading tourist countries. Each year millions of people visit Spain's sunny Mediterranean beaches and islands, the Rocky
Atlantic Coast, and the castles and churches that stand in historic Spainish cities.