Spain

Raghav Kotha, Haven Chung, Haris Rafiq

Basic Info

The capital of Spain is Madrid. Spain is next to Portugal and its capital has coordinates of 40º 25' N, 03º 43' W. Spain isn't too big!

The Iberian Peninsula has a Mediterranean climate. Warm, dry summers and cold, wet winters.


There's an Oceanic climate along the northern coast.

Don't forget about the semiarid climate in the South, so they're pretty dry down there!

Spain is a temperate deciduous forest biome. Mediterranean climates give plenty of rain, so big forests can grow.

Seasons of Spain

Spain has all 4 seasons. Winter is from December to mid-march. Spring is from mid march to may. Summer is from june through august and autumn is from august to december. We know that there are all 4 seasons because its’ temperature changes through the year. Spring and autumn bring temperate climates and spring and summer have somewhat extreme temperature. Spring is the season when farmers start to grow plants and this season has the most rainfall.


Some snapshots of Spain

Dangers in Spain

The region with the most earthquakes is Cordoba, Spain. The Gulf of Cadiz has also had a few occurrences. Though Spain has quite a large coastline, Spain has only gotten hit by one hurricane in the last 50 years. This hurricane never even affected mainland Spain, it affected Canary Islands. Spain has never has big floods, except for the flash floods in 2010 that hit Canary Islands, Spain, and Portugal.

Some of the Most Famous Geographic features and how they were formed

1. Biscay Bay - Glaciers moved and carved the land

2. Cape Finisterre - Combination of erosions and glacier carving

3. Europe - Splitting on Pangaea, when all the continents where together.

4. Gulf of Cádiz - Loose rock was picked up and away

5. Canary Islands - Volcanoes erupted/Sediment was deposited.

6. Pyrenees Mountains - Plates pushed up against each other

7. Pacific Ocean - Currents/Splitting of Pangaea

8. Iberian Peninsula - Deposits of sediments, or erosion on the sides by water

9. Meseta Plateau - Earths crust pushed up a lot of land, and was weathered away by wind.

10. Ebero River - Rain fell from high up in the mountains and carved a single trail.

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