The woodlands of the Iberian Peninsula are distinct ecosystems. Although the various regions are each characterized by distinct vegetation, there are some similarities across the peninsula.
While the borders between these regions are not clearly defined, there is a mutual influence that makes it very hard to establish boundaries and some species find their optimal habitat in the intermediate areas. The Iberian Peninsula in an important stopover on the East Atlantic flyway for birds migrating from northern Europe to Africa. In addition to the birds migrating through, some seven million wading birds from the north spend the winter in the estuaries and wetlands of the Iberian Peninsula, mainly at locations on the Atlantic coast.
In Portugal, the Aveiro Lagoon hosts Recurvirostra avosetta , the common ringed plover , grey plover and little stint.
Ribatejo Province on the Tagus supports Recurvirostra arosetta , grey plover, dunlin , bar-tailed godwit and common redshank. In the Sado Estuary are dunlin , Eurasian curlew , grey plover and common redshank.
The Algarve hosts red knot , common greenshank and turnstone. Kentish plover , common ringed plover, sanderling , and black-tailed godwit in addition to the others. And finally, the Ebro delta is home to all the species mentioned above. With the sole exception of Basque , which is of unknown origin ,  all modern Iberian languages descend from Vulgar Latin and belong to the Western Romance languages. In modern times, Spanish cf. Spanish and Portuguese have expanded beyond Iberia to the rest of world, becoming global languages.
Major industries include mining, tourism, small farms, and fishing. Because the coast is so long, fishing is popular, especially sardines, tuna and anchovies. Most of the mining occurs in the Pyrenees mountains.
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You will also have some free time to have lunch on your own and to shop on Main Street, where prices are duty-free. Let yourself be amazed by this small territory, but full of History! See the beautiful St. Observe the Monkeys of Gibraltar , the only wild monkeys that can be seen in freedom on the European continent. In Gibraltar, products are tax-free , so you can buy the best brands at the best prices! A fantastic way to save money! Dazzle yourself with Gibraltar , a British overseas territory, in the south of the Iberian Peninsula. The views of Morocco are breathtaking!
The day begins in Costa del Sol, where we will depart to Gibraltar. Once crossed the border, we arrive at the small peninsula of Gibraltar , popularly known as "Gib" or " The Rock ". Observe the famous Europe Point , located at the end of the Rock of Gibraltar , where the Islamic Mosque and the Catholic Sanctuary are located the admission at these monuments are not included on this tour.
After enjoying a marvelous view of the African continent, we will continue the tour to the St. Michael's Cave , an incredible cave in the heart of Gibraltar with amazing formations such as stalactites and stalagmites. The entrance ticket is included! The shortest crossing is 14 kilometres 8.
The tunnel is likely to be about 34 kilometres 21 miles in all. A report    on the feasibility of the tunnel was presented to the EU in The political origins of the project arise from the Common Hispanic-Moroccan Declaration of Fez, of 16 June , and signed by the kings of Spain and Morocco. In December , Spain and Morocco agreed   to explore the construction of an underwater rail tunnel to connect their rail systems. The area under the Strait is less stable than that under the English Channel. An active major geologic fault , the Azores—Gibraltar Transform Fault , bisects the Strait, and severe earthquakes have occurred in the area.
The presence of two deep Quaternary clay channels in the middle of the Strait makes construction complex,  causing doubts about the feasibility of the project and proposals for an exploratory tunnel. The construction of terminals, such as the Eurotunnel Folkestone Terminal and Eurotunnel Calais Terminal at either end of the Channel Tunnel , might be required for trans-shipment of road vehicles.
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One of these is the oceanic climate seen in the Atlantic coastal region resulting in evenly temperatures with relatively cool summers. Palaeowaters in Coastal Europe: Peters 11 April Views Read Edit View history. Currently no party represented in either country's parliament has the goal of Iberism but both countries joined the European Economic Community in and their borders and those of all other countries signing the Schengen accord have been opened since then. An expert Travel Director and separate Driver. The Algarve hosts red knot , common greenshank and turnstone.
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