Located in the southwest region of Europe lies the Iberian Peninsula, or Iberia. The peninsula is the second-largest by area, covering more than 230,000 square miles on the continent.
With a population of more than 57 million, it is Europe’s second most populated peninsula. Together with the Italian and Balkan, these three peninsulas form Europe’s southernmost geopolitical unit.
The Ebro and Tagus rivers flow through this area, with more than 2,000 miles of shoreline. The Pyrenees, the Sistema Central, and also the Baetic System are only a handful of the main mountain systems of the Iberian Peninsula.
The Iberian Peninsula is home to several European countries. Of the three, around 79% of the peninsula is taken up by Spain. Portugal, France, Andorra, and Gibraltar are also part of this area.
Spain’s Iberian Peninsula is home to many significant cities. The most populous city in the world is Madrid, Spain, with a total of over 3.2 million residents.
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About 1.6 million people live in Barcelona in Spain, making it the second-largest metropolis on the Iberian Peninsula after Madrid. Also, Valencia and Seville are prominent cities in Spain and Lisbon & Porto in Portugal.