"Europa meridional, Europa región mediterránea o Europa del sur es la región meridional del continente europeo. Es definida por su Clasificación Decimal Universal (CDU), geográfica, política, climática, cultural, lingüística y botánica."
"Some definitions of southern Europe, also known as Mediterranean Europe, include the countries of the Iberian peninsula (Spain and Portugal), the Italian peninsula, Southern France, Greece and Malta. Other definitions sometimes include the Balkan countries of southeast Europe, which are geographically in the southern part of Europe, but which have different historical, political, economic, and cultural backgrounds. Different methods can be used to define southern Europe, including its political, economic, and cultural attributes. Southern Europe can also be defined by its natural features its geography, climate, and flora."