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Iberian peninsula


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  • proper n. A peninsula situated in the extreme southwest of Europe, comprising (politically) Spain, Portugal, Andorra, Gibraltar, and a very small area of France, delineated from the rest of the European landmass by the Pyrenées and from other landmasses by the Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea, and the Strait of Gibraltar.


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  • Authorities say the Iberian peninsula is a main entry point to Europe for North African hashish.

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  • The 23-year-old administrative clerk from the British territory on the tip of the Iberian peninsula was a crowd favorite after winning the swimsuit competition.

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  • The 23-year-old administrative clerk from the British territory on the tip of the Iberian peninsula was a crowd favourite after winning the swimsuit competition.

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  • The EU is generally regarded as having been vital for the Iberian peninsula's recovery from the fascist dictatorships that prevailed there for decades after the second world war.

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  • The death of Danny Smith, 26, from Billericay in Essex, is the latest murder of a foreigner to be investigated by Spanish police in what has become a world of expat mayhem and one that reinforces the image of this once magical part of the Iberian peninsula as the Costa del Crime, a nickname acquired nearly 30 years ago.

    You can run – but you can't hide from the gunmen on Spain's Costa del Crime

  • El Cid, whose name comes from the Arabic sayyid, meaning "lord," was a Spaniard who lived in the tumultuous age when Muslims, Jews and Christians all shared the Iberian peninsula.

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  • They were the Scots of the Iberian peninsula, famous for their brute strength and games which consisted of heaving heavy objects as far as they could in the clearings of forests.

    The Witch from Bilbao

  • That line was the start of a hugely ambitious program of high-speed rail construction in the Iberian peninsula, which aims to ensure 90% of all Spanish citizens are within 50 kilometers of a high speed rail station by 2020.

    Making High-Speed Tracks

  • Nevertheless, the European debt contagion has spread to the Iberian peninsula, with Portugal consumed, as well.

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  • But Eurocontrol warned that a finger of oceanic ash was still threatening parts of the Iberian peninsula.

    Ash Clears Over Europe; Airports Operating


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