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Cantabria en espanol

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Sofia Yaffar

on 16 October 2013

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Flag of Cantabria
The flag has 2 equal horizontal bands, with white at the top and red at the bottom and the coat of arms in the middle. It originates in the XVIII century.
Some facts about Cantabria
Languages: Spanish and Montanes
Population: 591,000
Major Religion: Catholic
Capital City: Santander
Holidays: August 30th- Feast of the Holy Martyrs.
Festivities: Carnaval Marinero, Day of Cantabria, Batalla de las flores

Geographical Features
Cantabria has two regions:

The coastline is the area along the ocean that is low. The cliffs are abrupt and there are many rivers that reach the ocean and form rias and beaches
The Mountains: Just 10 km South of the coast, the Cantabrian Mountain range rises high above the ocean level.

Cantabria is most famous for its prehistoric art in the "Cuevas de Altamira", where prehistoric men drew animals on the walls 14,000 years ago.

Also for its Romanic churches from the XII century.
Traditional Dress
Folk music of Cantabria includes the tonada montanesa, the ronda, and the jota. It is often played with gaita, tamboril, and clarinet.
The traditional dress is called "Traje Montanes."
Traditional Food
Rabas: fried calamari most often eaten as an appetizer.
Cocido montanes: Is a stew made of beans and cabbage.It includes many pig parts like bacon, pork ribs, chorizo, and morcilla.
Sobaos Pasiegos: They are a delicacy made of sugar, butter, flower, eggs, and a little rum.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cantabria#Relief, Cantabria.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musica_folclorica_de_Espana, Musica folclorica de Espana
www.trajetipico.com/e1178-cantabria/, Traje tipico de Cantabria.
www.asadoargentina.com/rabas-aros-de-calamar-fritas-fried-calamari-rings-recipe/, Rabas fritas.
www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Energy-Voices/2013/0708/Fracking-ban-halts-first-shale-gas-project-in-Spain, Fracking ban halts first shale gas project in Spain. July 8, 2013
Brief history of Cantabria
The country of the Cantabri is known since the Roman Empire. The first reference dates to 195 B.C.The Cantabri were used as mercenaries in various conflicts, like the war of Carthage against Rome.
After the collapse of the Roman Empire, Cantabria gained it's independence from the Visigoths.
During the Reconquista, Cantabria was recognized as a region.
In the XX century, during the Civil War, the name of Cantabria was not used. It wasn't until 1963 when the name of Cantabria was reapplied to the Province of Santander.
Economy of Cantabria
The economy of Cantabria employs 5.8% of the active population in primary industry, such as, cattle and dairy farming, meat production, and agriculture.
The secondary industry employs 30.3% of the active population in sectors such as, ironworking, food service, paper and textile production.
Finally, the service sector employs 63.8% of the population. This sector is increasing due to an increase in tourism.
In July 2013, Cantabria had unemployment rate of 22.35% vs. 26.26% for Spain overall. This compares to an unemployment of about 7.5% in the U.S.
Cantabria and the Environment
The richest shale rock gas reserves in Spain are located in the region of Cantabria. In April 2013, the local Cantabrian government established Spain's first fracking ban due to worries that fracking may contaminate drinking water sources.
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