13 Facts About Iberian Peninsula


Iberian Peninsula, known as Iberia, is a peninsula in southwestern Europe, defining the westernmost edge of Eurasia.

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Strabo refers to the Carretanians as people "of the Iberian Peninsula stock" living in the Pyrenees, who are distinct from either Celts or Celtiberians.

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Iberian Peninsula has been inhabited by members of the Homo genus for at least 1.

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Iberian Peninsula'spania supplied the Roman Empire with silver, food, olive oil, wine, and metal.

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Only the kingdom of the Suebi would endure after the arrival of another wave of Germanic invaders, the Visigoths, who occupied all of the Iberian Peninsula and expelled or partially integrated the Vandals and the Alans.

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In 1086, following the siege of Zaragoza by Alfonso VI of Leon-Castile, the Almoravids, religious zealots originally from the deserts of the Maghreb, landed in the Iberian Peninsula, and, having inflicted a serious defeat to Alfonso VI at the battle of Zalaca, began to seize control of the remaining taifas.

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Iberian Peninsula is the westernmost of the three major southern European peninsulas—the Iberian, Italian, and Balkan.

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The mountain ranges of the Iberian Peninsula are mainly distributed from west to east, and in some cases reach altitudes of approximately 3000 mamsl, resulting in the region having the second highest mean altitude in Western Europe.

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Submarine topography of the coastal waters of the Iberian Peninsula has been studied extensively in the process of drilling for oil.

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Iberian Peninsula contains rocks of every geological period from the Ediacaran to the Recent, and almost every kind of rock is represented.

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Winters in the Iberian Peninsula are for the most part, mild, although frosts are common in higher altitude areas of central Spain.

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Iberian Peninsula is an important stopover on the East Atlantic flyway for birds migrating from northern Europe to Africa.

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Galician region of Spain, in the north-west of the Iberian Peninsula, became one of the biggest entry points of cocaine in Europe, on a par with the Dutch ports.

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