Spain natural resources map
Map of Spain natural ressources. Spain natural resources map (Southern Europe - Europe) to print. Spain natural resources map (Southern Europe - Europe) to download. Spain is a southwestern European state that occupies about 85% of the Iberian Peninsula, and it also includes the Canary Islands, Balearic Islands, and Llivia. Spain has the thirteenth biggest economy by GDP and one of the top purchasing power parity on earth. The key natural resources of Spain as its shown in Spain natural resources map include iron ore, coal, copper, lignite, lead, uranium, tungsten, zinc, magnesite, fluorspar, mercury, pyrites, gypsum, kaolin, potash, sepiolite, hydropower, and arable land. Spain is home to the largest and oldest mercury mine in the world which has produced over 250,000 metric tons of mercury in the last 2,000 years. Spain has the twenty-first biggest uranium reserves in the world in 2015 with over 33,900 tons. Spain was the ninth top tungsten producer in 2017, after producing about 570 metric tons.
Some of the natural resources in Spain as its mentioned in Spain natural resources map include: Arable land is one of the primary natural resources in Spain which has contributed to the ever-growing agribusiness industry in the country. Over 27.18% of the total land area in Spain is considered to be arable land while 9.85% is used for permanent crops and about 62.97% is left for other uses. Mining started in Spain during the 25BC, and soon afterward Gold was found in Las Medulas region. Before the Roman conquest, the locals obtained gold from the alluvial reserves. Large scale mining of gold began during the second half of the first century AD. Spain coal deposit is estimated to be over 4,500 million tons, and this includes the accessible reserves of about 1,156 million tons. Spain was the thirtieth top coal-producing state in the world by 2010.