Spain (Spanish EspaÃ±a), officially - the Kingdom of Spain (Spanish and Galicia- Reino de EspaÃ±a, cat. Regne d'Espanya, Basque- Espainiako Erresuma, ox. Reialme d'Espanha, Astour. Reinu d'EspaÃ±a) - a state in south-west Europe. Occupies a large part of the Iberian Peninsula. Spain is a member state of the European Union.
1. Portugal in the west of the Iberian Peninsula;
2. British possession of Gibraltar in the south of the Iberian Peninsula;
3. Morocco in north Africa (enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla);
4. France and Andorra to the north.
Spain also includes the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea, the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean and a number of uninhabited islands on the Mediterranean side of the Strait of Gibraltar, known as Plazas de soberanÃa, such as the Chafarine islands, the isle of AlborÃ¡n, Alhucemas, and the tiny Isla Perejil.
National holiday in Spain is the Day of the Spanish nation, which takes place on October 12.