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Transcript of Spain

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Did You Know???
That gazpacho is a Spanish soup which is served cold.

Soccer (fútbol) is the most popular spectator sport in Spain.

Bullfighting is considered an art as well as a sport and popular attraction. It is also the biggest and most controversial sport in Spain.

Spain is home to the world´s largest tomato fight: La Tomatina, celebrated every year in a village of Valencia.
$1.2 Trillion
Spain is the second largest country in the Western Europe after France. It shares the Iberian Peninsula with Portugal. Most of Spain is flat but it is crossed by several mountain ranges. It borders Portugal and France.
Area: 504,780 sq km
Madrid, which is in the center of Spain has hot summers, but the winters are cold and temperatures can fall below freezing. Snow sometimes covers the tops of the mountains on the Meseta.
Spain has a Mediterranean climate. It has hot, dry summers and mild, rainy winters. Rain generally falls during the spring and autumn. The mountains surrounding the plateau have a higher rainfall and often experience heavy snowfalls in winter.
573 AD
The Visigoths conquered Spain
1100 BC.
Phoenician traders establish colony at Cádiz in southern Iberia.
Having re-taken territories in northern Spain, Christians establish capital in León.
Decisive Christian victory at battle of Navas de Tolosa spells the beginning of the end of Moorish rule in Spain.
King Fernando and Queen Isabel's army capture Granada after a long siege, the final defeat of the Moors in Spain. Jews are forced to convert to Christianity; those who refuse are expelled from Spain. Christopher Columbus sets sail on his voyage of discovery.
War of Spanish Succession. Bourbon dynasty accedes to Spanish throne.
Spanish American War. Spain loses Cuba and Philippines.
Spanish Civil War. Bloody conflict ends with General Franco's victory. Dictatorship established.
Spain joins NATO, becoming a member of a mainstream European organization.
Bombs explode simultaneously on several commuter trains in Madrid during the morning rush hour, killing 190 people.
Capital: Madrid
Type of Government: Constitutional Monarchy
Present Ruler: Felipe VI
Spain produces large crops of wheat, barley, vegetables, tomatoes, olives, sugar beets, citrus fruit, grapes, and cork.

Spain is the world's largest producer of olive oil and Europe's largest producer of lemons, oranges, and strawberries.

The major industries produce textiles and apparel, foods and beverages, metals and metal products, chemicals, ships, automobiles, machine tools, clay and refractory products, footwear, pharmaceuticals, and medical equipment.
Church of Santiago el Mayor
Church of Santo Domingo de Silos
Religion: Roman Catholic 97%, 1.2 % Muslim, 0.8 % Protestant, 1% other.
Church of Santo Domingo de Silos
Church of Santiago el Mayor
Ethnic Groups: Castilian Spanish 74.4%; Catalan 16.9%; Galician 6.4%; Basque 1.6%; other 0.7%

Spanish = Castellano
Girls' names
10.Maria Jose
Boys' names
2. Sebastián
3. Matías
4. Nicholas
5. Samuel
6. Alejandro
7. Matthew
8. Diego
9. Benjamin
10. Daniel
Some of the sports that are played in Spain are Football(soccer), Bullfighting, Basketball, Tennis, Golf, and Skiing.

Rafael Nadal: Important Tennis Player
Festivals and Holidays
6 January:Día de Reyes
20 January:San Sebastián
6-14 July:Sanfermines
12 October:Día de la Hispanidad
Tourist Attractions
Palacio Real
The Palacio Real (Royal Palace) of Madrid is the official residence of the King of Spain although it is only used for state ceremonies. The Royal Palace was built between 1738 to 1755 and King Carlos III took up residence in the palace in 1764
Running of the Bulls
Pamplona is a city in Navarra, famous for its San Fermín festival held each year from July 6th – 14th. At the heart of the festival is the Running of the Bulls, an activity that involves running in front of a dozen bulls that have been let loose, on a course of the town’s streets.
La Concha
Protected from strong winds by steep cliffs and islands, La Concha in San Sebastian is said by many to be one of the best city beaches in Europe, let alone Spain. Here you can go surfing, walk along the promenade in search of good restaurants and enjoy the beautiful views of the beach
El Rasto
Pedro Almodovar

Famous Movie Director
La Costa Brava
(near Barcelona)
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