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I just saw this street art of pink rabbits in Valencia. Valencia is a beautiful city located on the south eastern coast of the land of the rabbits. Wait, what now??? Yes, Spain roughly stands for "the land of the rabbits" When the Carthaginians came to Spain around 300 b.c. they called the country Ispania (from Sphan, "rabbit"), which means "land of the rabbits." The Romans arrived a century later and adopted the Carthaginian name of the country, calling it Hispania.  Later, this became the present day Spanish name for the country, España.