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Spain is a sovereign state and is officially the Kingdom of Spain,. Bordered by the Mediterranean Sea, Gibraltar, France, Andorra, the Bay of Biscay, Atlantic Ocean, and Portugal – Spain is a member of the European Union. Spanish territory also includes the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean off the African coast, and two autonomous cities in North Africa, Ceuta and Melilla, that border Morocco. They also have the Alborán Island, the Chafarinas islands, Alhucemas Island, and Perejil (Parsley Island). Llívia is a Spanish exclave situated inside French territory.
Spain has a mixed economy that is the fifth largest in the European Union and twelfth worldwide. There is a vast selection throughout the country, of office space in both high- and low-rise buildings. Inditex, Industria de Diseño Textil, S.A. - is a Spanish corporation and the world’s largest fashion concern. It is comprised of a hundred textile design, production, and distribution companies. Inditex runs over more than 5,500 stores worldwide and owns brands like Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Oysho, Pull and Bear, Stradivarius, Zara, Tempe and Uterqüe, and the low-cost brand Lefties. Inditex headquarters are located in Arteixo, Spain.
Entertainment And Dining Out
With plenty of sunshine and endless stretches of golden beaches, there is certainly a large choice for beach activities. Spain’s allure extends beyond the beach, with mountainous national parks in Asturias providing scenic hiking in alpine environments, and Galicia’s craggy environs featuring isolated bays and picturesque fishing villages. Dining is a big part of the social life of Spain. Try a sample of the cuisine by ordering tapas, small snacks served with drinks in local bars across the country. The tapas range from gourmet canapés to a simple plates of olives. Spanish drinks are also unique and represent the country. There are choices that range from sangria to the sophisticated Rioja wine. Or try Jerez - a sweet juicy dessert wine of the same name and Valencia for a taste of the Agua de Valencia (cava with orange juice). Spanish culinary specialities include Paella and other rice dishes, Cocido, fabada, and butifarra amb mongetes - hearty regional stews of beans or chickpeas and meat, and Tortilla - a rich, chunky potato omelette - a staple throughout Spain.
There are 47 public airports in Spain. The busiest of these is the airport in Madrid (Barajas). Spain has the most extensive high-speed rail network in Europe. On average, the Spanish high-speed train is the fastest one in the world followed by the Japanese bullet train and the French TGV. Roads in Spain are typically centralised, with six highways connecting Madrid to the Basque Country, Catalonia, Valencia, West Andalusia, Extremadura, and Galicia. There are also highways along the Atlantic (Ferrol to Vigo), Cantabrian (Oviedo to San Sebastián) and Mediterranean (Girona to Cádiz) coasts.