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Spain (Of Lions and Falcons)

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España (Castilian and Leonese)‎‎
اسبانيا‎‎ (Arabic)
سپنيول (Berber)
Espanha (Portuguese)‎‎
Espanya (Catalan and Aragonese)‎‎
Hispania (Latin)‎‎
Espanya (Ladino: איספאנײה)
Timeline: Of Lions and Falcons

OTL equivalent: Northern Spain, Portugal and Aragón up to Murcia,
Iberian Peninsula later 13th century
Location of Spain
Capital (several polities)
Largest city Burgos
Other cities León, Oviedo, Pamplona, Zaragoza, Lérida, Lisboa, Coimbra and Barcelona
Castilian (main one)
  others Portuguese-Galician, Leonese, Aragonese, Catalan, Basque, Latin, Mozarabic and Ladino
Roman Catholicism
  others Islam and Jewish
Population App. 2,500,000 

Spain (Castilian: España‎‎) also known as Christian Spain, is the Christian territory and cultural domain occupying northern half of the Iberian Peninsula. For the southern half of the Iberian Peninsula see Al-Andalus.

The name also generally describes the various northern Christian kingdoms and polities of the Iberian Peninsula since 711 (92–93 AH), though the boundaries changed constantly as the Christian Reconquista progressed. After the Battle of of Las Navas de Tolosa (1212 AD / 609 AH) the frontier between Christian north and Muslim south is permanently settled along the Tagus River and Toledo. To the south of Aragon and along the Júcar river the boundary is less settled and as changed sides several times during the Reconquista.


Spain (circa 1210)

As a political domain, it is constituted by various polities, from west to east they are:

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