The source of the Tagus River is located in the Sierra de Albarracín mountains east of Madrid, Spain. It flows approximately 585 miles through Spain and into Portugal, reaching its mouth at the Atlantic Ocean near Lisbon, Portugal.
The Tagus flows in a generally southwest direction through Spain and forms 29 miles of the border between Spain and Portugal. The mouth of the Tagus River forms a large estuary and what many consider to be one of the best harbors in Europe. The Tagus River's name is derived from Latin. In Spain, this river is called the Tajo; in Portugal, it is called the Tejo.Learn More
Some regions of Spain receive snowfall. The country has a mostly temperate climate with hot interior summers and more moderate temperatures along the coast. The interior region has wet, cold winters. The mountainous regions of the Pyrenees Mountains and Sierra Nevada Mountains make Spain a skiing destination in the winter.Full Answer >
Spain, like many countries, is a diverse nation with landscapes that vary from coastal to mountainous and features a wide range of architecture that celebrates its history. The capital of Spain is Madrid. Barcelona is another major city; both are accurate representations of the diversity of Spain.Full Answer >
Spain is in three hemispheres: the Northern Hemisphere, the Eastern Hemisphere and the Western Hemisphere. The Prime Meridian, which divides the Eastern and Western Hemispheres, runs right through eastern Spain, which puts the country in both hemispheres simultaneously.Full Answer >
The three major climates of Spain are Continental, Mediterranean and Oceanic. However, the Pyrenees have an Alpine climate. The Canary Islands have a semi-arid, mild subtropical climate.Full Answer >