What islands do Spain own?

How many islands does Spain own?

But Spain presides over more than 60 islands, a mix of virgin nature reserves, uninhabited islets, and honeymoon-worthy oases—and most fly completely under the radar.

What islands does Spain control?

The territory of Spain includes two archipelagos, the Balearic Islands (Majorca, Minorca, Ibiza, and Formentera) in the Mediterranean Sea, and the Canary Islands (Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera, and El Hierro) in the Atlantic Ocean, west off the coast of Morocco.

What is the largest island still under Spanish rule?

But the largest island of all, Cuba, is Spanish. So is Puerto Rico. With the Spanish possessions in south and central America all winning their independence during the 1820s, these two large Caribbean islands are now all that remains of the Spanish empire (apart from the Philippines).

What was Spain before Spain?

Hispania was the name used for the Iberian Peninsula under Roman rule from the 2nd century BC. The populations of the peninsula were gradually culturally Romanized, and local leaders were admitted into the Roman aristocratic class.

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