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    Geography of Spain
    Area: 504,750 sq. km. (194,884 sq. mi.), including the Balearic and Canary Islands; about the size of Arizona and Utah combined.
    Cities: Capital--Madrid (5.5 million). Other cities--Barcelona (4.9 million), Bilbao (353,950), Malaga (1.3 million), Seville (1.8 million), Valencia (2.3 million), Zaragoza (871,000).
    Terrain: High plateaus, lowland areas such as narrow coastal plains, and mountainous regions.
    Climate: Temperate. Summers are hot in the interior and more moderate and cloudy along the coast; winters are cold in interior and partly cloudy and cool along the coast.
    Time Zone: Spanish mainland and Balearic Isles--local time is 1 hour ahead of GMT in winter and 2 hours ahead in summer. Canary Islands are on GMT.