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Spain and Portugal. True-colour satellite image of the Iberian Peninsula of Spain and Portugal. North is at top. Water is blue, dense vegetation is green, sparse vegetation is brown and bare ground is white. The Pyrenees Mountains (upper right) lie on the border with France (paler colours). At lower left is the tip of North Africa, separated from Europe by the Strait of Gibraltar. This strait connects the Atlantic Ocean (left) with the Mediterranean Sea (right). In the Mediterranean are the Spanish Balearic Islands (from west to east): Ibiza (Iviza), Mallorca (Majorca) and Menorca (Minorca).
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