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Iberia (pronounced with a first syllable like 'eye', 'eye-BEER-i-a, is an old place-name, with one current and one older meaning.

  • The current meaning is 'the large square-ish peninsula at the south-west of Europe that contains Spain and Portugal' - also called the Iberian peninsula.
    • The largest Spanish airline, Líneas Aéreas de España, is also called, and trades as, Iberia.
  • As far back as ancient Greek, there was a homographic Iberia, beyond the eastern Mediterranean. This was a kingdom occupying roughly the area now forming the country of Georgia.