Located on the Iberian Peninsula in Southwestern Europe, Spain is a member of the European Union, the Eurozone and the Schengen Agreement. Spain is also a member of the United Nations, OECD and NATO. It is a developed country with the thirteenth largest economy in the world by nominal GDP and a high standard of living with the tenth highest ranking in the world's quality of life index.
Spain is the third most popular tourist destination in the world and it's not hard to see why. Each region has its own characteristics, which are greatly influenced by the different cultures, languages, and geography of the individual kingdoms that once ruled them. Spain is one of the most popular destinations for holidays in Europe and the study of history.