Iberian Peninsula

The Iberian Peninsula (/ˈbɪəriən/),[lower-alpha 1] also known as Iberia,[lower-alpha 2] is a peninsula in south-western Europe, defining the westernmost edge of Eurasia. It is divided between Peninsular Spain and Continental Portugal, comprising most of the region, to which a small part of Southern France, Andorra, and Gibraltar add up. With an area of approximately 583,254 square kilometres (225,196 sq mi),[1] and a population of roughly 53 million,[2] it is the second-largest European peninsula by area, after the Scandinavian Peninsula.

Iberian Peninsula
Native names
Satellite image of the Iberian Peninsula
LocationSouthern Europe
Coordinates40°30′N 4°00′W
Area583,254 km2 (225,196 sq mi)
Highest elevation3,478 m (11411 ft)
Highest pointMulhacén
Populationca. 53 million

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