As of August 13, more than 660,000 hectares of land have been burned this year in Europe, the highest level since records began in 2006, according to data released by European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS) on August 15. Spain, hit hardest by the wildfires among the European countries, has seen over 240,000 hectares of its land ravaged by forest fires. Recurring heat waves in Europe also cause water levels of rivers to continue to dwindle.
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Spain, a country on Europe’s Iberian Peninsula, includes 17 autonomous regions with diverse geography and cultures. Capital city Madrid is home to the Royal Palace and Prado museum, housing works by European masters. Segovia has a medieval castle (the Alcázar) and an intact Roman aqueduct. Catalonia’s capital, Barcelona, is defined by Antoni Gaudí’s whimsical modernist landmarks like the Sagrada Família church.