What Are the Natural Resources of Spain?

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The natural resources of Spain are coal, lignite, iron ore, tungsten, uranium, zinc, copper, lead, mercury, fluorspar, kaolin, sepiolite, gypsum, magnesite, pyrites, hydropower, potash and arable land. Spain’s arable land yields produce that includes cereal grains, vegetables, olives, citrus fruits, sugar beets, wine grapes, cotton, potatoes, legumes, mangoes, strawberries and tomatoes. Meat production, along with poultry raising and the processing of dairy products are also important agricultural activities in Spain, primarily for domestic consumption.

Spain, technically called the Kingdom of Spain, is a sovereign state located in southwestern Europe along the Iberian Peninsula. It is bordered on the north and northeast by France, and on the northwest by Portugal. Its 754-mile border with Portugal is the longest uninterrupted border in the European Union. Spain is one of only three countries that have both Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean coastlines.

With a land area of more than 195,000 square miles, Spain is the 52nd largest country in the world. The country has a population of more than 46 million people. Its capital city is Madrid, which also happens to be the country’s largest city. It has a mixed capitalist type of economy that ranks 14th in the world and fifth in the European Union.