Spain (España) is a parliamentary monarchy in the Iberian Peninsula. There are also the autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla, in Africa, and 17 autonomous communities including Balearic Islands and Canary Islands, and three small Spanish possessions off the coast of Morocco: Islas Chafarinas, Penon de Alhucemas and Penon de Velez de la Gomera. Madrid is the capital and largest city.
Spain was a powerful empire from the 16th to the 18th centuries. It lost most of its overseas territories in the late 19th and 20th centuries. In the late 20th century, Spain emerged as a prosper European economy.
Alcázar in Toledo.
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