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My Country Research Project:
Transcript of My Country Research Project:
by Julia Blazejewski
Natural Resources, Major Industries, and Sports in Spain
The natural resources of Spain are coal, iron, uranium, mercury, zinc, lead, and copper.
The major industries of Spain are textiles, apparel, footwear, food and beverages, cars, medical equipment, and tourism.
The sports of Spain are football (soccer), basketball, golf, tennis, cycling, and motor sports.
Famous People from Spain
Famous people from Spain include:
-Enrique Iglesias (a singer)
-Pablo Picasso (a famous painter and sculptor)
-Rafeal Nadal (a famous tennis player)
-Antonio Banderas (a famous actor, singer, film director, and film producer)
-Penelope Cruz (a famous actress and model)
-Salvador Dali (a famous surrealist painter)
Location and Population of Spain
The country I chose was Spain. Spain is located in Southwest Europe and occupies 85% of the Iberian Peninsula. Spain is located next to Portugal, and has many islands, like Mallorca (a popular tourist destination), oceans, rivers and mountains. Spain's current population is 47, 042, 984.
Languages, Ethnic Groups, and Religious Groups in Spain
The languages in Spain are Castillian Spanish, Catalan, Galician, and Basque. These are regional languages.
The ethnic groups living in Spain are Mediterranean and Nordic types.
Lastly, the religious group of Spain is Roman Catholic.
Traditional Foods of Spain
Spain's traditional foods include:
sangria (a fruity wine), paella (a Spanish dish of rice, saffron, chicken and seafood served in a large and shallow pan), tapas (small appetizers with cheese and mixed olives), tortilla espaniola (a Spanish omelet), chorizo (Spanish sausage), and gazpacho (a famous cold tomato soup with other vegetables mixed in).
3 Fun Facts about Spain
-Spain is derived from the word "Ispania" which means "land of rabbits."
-Accepting a 2nd serving of food from a cook means appreciation in Spain.
-There is no tooth fairy in Spain. But there is a tooth mouse! His name is Ratoncito Perez.
Form of Government, Capital, and Ruler of Spain
The form of government in Spain is Parliamentary Monarchy.
The capital and largest city of Spain is Madrid, with 7,254, 321 in the metro area and 6,489, 680 in the city proper area.
The ruler of Spain is not a president, but a king! His name is King Juan Carlos the 1st. He has been ruling Spain from November 22, 1975.