Spain is mainly a high plateau called the Meseta that is covered with plains and a few low mountains.
Nearly three-fourths of the country, which occupies the Iberian Peninsula with Portugal, is almost always sunny and dry, except for some rain in the winter.
Spain is separated from France by the Pyrenees Mountains to the northeast.
The rain in Spain does not fall mainly in the plain. It falls mainly in the northern mountains.
Spain is the second largest country in Western Europe after France, and was a global empire that has left a legacy of over 400 million Spanish speakers today, making it the world’s second most spoken first language.
Portugal is home to one-third of the world’s cork oak forests, and the country produces more than half the world’s cork.
Cork is harvested once every 10 years from cork oak trees by stripping the bark from the lower part of the tree.