Andalucia

Doñana: Junta de Andalucía


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Lying at the southern end of Iberia and just 14km at its narrowest point from Africa , Andalusia is the most geographically varied region in Iberia, if not in Europe . It is home to some remarkable wetlands, sub-Alpine peaks, evergreen forests, semi-desert badlands, fertile plains, wild olive and cork woods, pinsapo firs, and, despite the ravages of tourism, considerable stretches of wild beaches. It is also the most populated and second largest region in Spain with 87,268 km2. Its name comes from the Arabic al´Andalus, usually taken to denote the fluctuating territory under Islamic control (711-1492) during the Middle Ages, and not present-day of Andalusia itself. Scholars are divided as to the exact origin of the term: some say it comes from the Vandals (land of the Vandals) while other relate it to Berber: anna = river, lus = cultivated land, or even Germanic.

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