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The Renaissance scholar Antonio de Nebrija proposed that the word Hispania evolved from the Iberian word Hispalis, meaning "city of the western world".Jesús Luis Cunchillos argues that the root of the term span is the Phoenician word spy, meaning "to forge metals".
By population, Spain is the sixth largest in Europe and the fifth in the European Union.
The Suebian kingdom, some independent Hispano-Roman local regions and the Byzantines provincial realm in the peninsula, would be integrated by force into the successor Kingdom of Toledo that more or less unified politically, ecclesiastically and legally all the former Roman provinces or successor kingdoms of what was then known in documents as Hispania.
After the Visigothic kingdom fell, the Iberian Peninsula was taken by the Moors except in the north where shortly after started a process known as Reconquista.
Spain is a parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy, with the world's fourteenth largest economy by nominal GDP and sixteenth largest by purchasing power parity.
It is a member of the United Nations (UN), the European Union (EU), the Eurozone, the Council of Europe (Co E), the Organization of Ibero-American States (OEI), the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the Schengen Area, the World Trade Organization (WTO) and many other international organisations.