Spain is a kingdom located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. It also has several small territories on and near the north African coast.
Spain is the fourth largest country in Europe and a member of the European Union, but it also shows significant Arabic influence. Spain is a parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy. It has an Atlantic Ocean as well as a Mediterranean coastline. The Spanish global colonial empire in the 15th century, made Spanish the world's second most spoken first language.
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Four decades after the arrival of democracy, dictator Francisco Franco continues to divide Spain. The Valley of the Fallen, a monument he built after his victory in the 1936-39 civil war, houses his remains and the bodies of over 30,000 casualties from that conflict in unmarked graves. Some Spaniards want to exhume their loved ones, but it’s not a straightforward task. Guy Hedgecoe reports.