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Spain

Social Studies Trading Partners Project - Spain
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Jason Conferido

on 5 January 2014

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Transcript of Spain

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History
The top five most
important events in
Spain's history
Political System
What kind of government does Spain have?
Who is Spain's present leader?
How is the government elected?
Are there political parties?
What is the main legislative body called?
What is the GDP of Spain?
what are the main landform regions?
What is the climate like?
what natural resources does Spain
have?
There are 17
main regions in
Spain, they are:
Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria, Basque Country, Navarra,
La Roja, Castilla
Y Leon, Aragon,
Main Regions
The temperature in Spain is warm, which is between the tropical weather and polar weather. They have clear and hot summers, but when there are clouds it is still the same temperature.
Climate
Catalonia, Madrid, Extremadura,
Castilla-la Mancha, Valencia, Andalusia,
Murcia, Ceuta, and Melilla.
Geography
Spain has many natural resources. The main natural resources are: coal, gypsum, ore, copper, iron, and mercury.


Natural Resources
Main Regions
Ferdinand and Isabella's wedding
Ferdinand and
Isabella were
married in order to unite their kingdoms.
Peninsular War
This war was fought between
1808 and 1814 (6 years). It was fought over the Iberian Peninsula, which made it important to Spain's history.
Spain becomes a
Monarchy
From 1936-1975
Spain had a
dictatorship
government,
ruled by
Francisco
Franco. Once he died in 1975
Spain became a monarchy
government.
Colonization
Spain became a colony around
1100 BC. They were ruled
by the country of
Lebanon.
Spanish Civil War
The civil war took place between 1936-1939 (3 years). The war was within the country between the Republicans and the Nationals. The Republicans were fighting against dictatorship but the nationalists ended up victorious.
Spain's Government
Spain has a monarchy government.
Spain's Present
Leader
King Juan Carlos is the present leader of Spain. Head of government is Mariano Rajoy.
Elected Government
Spain holds a national election every 4 years to elect a new government.
Political Parties
There are 18 political
parties in Spain, they are:
People's Party (PP), Spanish
Socialist Workers' Party
(PSOE), United Left (IU),Union,
Progress and Democracy
(UPyD), Convergence and Union (CiU), Amaiur, Basque Nationalist Party (PNV), Republican
Left of Catalonia (ERC), Galician Nationalist
Bloc (BNG), Canarian Coalition (CC),
Initiative for Catalonia Greens (ICV),
Commitment Coalition, Asturian Forum
(FAC), Yes to the Future (GBai),
Navaresse People's Union (UPN),
and Aragonese Union(CHA).

Legislative Body
The main legislative body in Spain is the Cortes Generales.
People
What is the population of the three largest cities?
What language do people speak?
What religions represent your country?
How many people work in the primary industries (farming, fishing, forestry), manufacturing/construction industries, and services?
Three largest cities' population
The three largest cities in Spain and
their population are: Madrid with
3 255 944, Barcelona with 1 621 537, and
Valencia with 814 208 people
as of November 28, 2013.

What are the imports and exports
of Spain?
What are the main industries in
Spain?
Spain's GDP
Imports of Spain
Spain's imports- Machinery, fuels,
food, consumer goods, measuring/medical
instruments, wine and iron.
Language
In Spain the people
speak Spanish (also known
as Castillian).
Religion
In Spain there
is one main
religion which
is Roman Catholic.
94% of Spain is
Roman Catholic and
6% is other.

Primary Industries
60% of Spain works in
the primary industries
(farming, fishing, forestry),
manufacturing/construction
industries, and services.
Culture
The way of life in Spain
Customs and Traditions
Well known/famous people in the
arts
Way of Life in Spain
In Spain there is warm weather and
sunshine, healthy living lifestyle,
costs less for needs, value of
money, and nice and relaxed
people.
Customs
Some of the customs Spain have
are the name custom and the
physical contact custom. The name
custom is that you name your kids
middle name as the wife's surname
and the dad's surname is the kids
last name. The physical contact custom is how you use your physical body to show your communication.
Spain's Exports
Spain's exports consist of farming products, mainly fruits, nuts and vegetables.
Spain's main industries
The major industries in Spain are
fishing, iron, mining, tourism and farming.
The biggest industry is tourism.
Traditions
La Tomatina- tomato fight
Running of the Bulls- bulls
run the streets and people
run with them
Bullfights- a bull is baited
and killed
Flamenco- musical
celebration
Best-Known People
Some of Spain's best-known people are: Lionel
Messi (soccer), Rafael Nadal (tennis), Enrique
Iglesias (singer), Pablo Picasso (artist), Marc
Gasol (basketball), Pablo Sandoval
(baseball), and Oscar De La Hoya
(boxing).
The GDP is the
gross domestic product. It
represents the
final goods and services produced in Spain for a year. Spain's GDP was 1 349.40 billion US dollars.
Economy
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