Which country is farther south: Spain or Portugal?


Quick Answer

On a world map, Spain extends farther south than Portugal. Spain and Portugal are European countries that share the Iberian Peninsula. However, Portugal is approximately 1/6 the size of Spain.

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Both countries are located in the southwestern region of Europe. While the total area of Spain is 314,022 square miles, Portugal's area is 57,222 square miles. Spain has borders with the Mediterranean Sea, the southwest region of France and the Bay of Biscay. Portugal is located to the west of Spain and is bordered by the North Atlantic Ocean.

Some landforms in Portugal are mountainous regions, such as Serra da Estrella and Serra do Geres. Rivers in Portugal include the Tagus and Minho rivers.

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