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Ellie Urtiaga

on 17 October 2012

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Transcript of Spain

Spain ohhh yeah :) 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.
When your car is towed away, a message left on the street so you know where it was taken.
Spanish food is not spicy and very seldom hot.
Spain is home to the world´s largest tomato fight: La Tomatina, celebrated every year in a village of Valencia. España GDP: $34,000 Economy Spain is the second largest country in the Western Europe after France. It shares the Iberian Peninsula with Portugal. The Meseta covers most of Spain, most of it is flat but it is crossed by several mountain ranges. It borders Portugal, Gibraltar, Andorra and France. Location Area: 504,780 sq km
Population:40,000,000 Climate 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. Climate 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. So the rain in Spain doesnt stay mainly in the plain. 573 AD The Visigoths conquered Spain 1100 BC. Phoenician traders establish colony at Cádiz in southern Iberia. 913 Having re-taken territories in northern Spain, Christians establish capital in León. 1212 Decisive Christian victory at battle of Navas de Tolosa spells the beginning of the end of Moorish rule in Spain. 1492 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. 1702-1714 War of Spanish Succession. Bourbon dynasty accedes to Spanish throne. 1898 Spanish American War. Spain loses Cuba and Philippines. 1936-1939 Spanish Civil War. Bloody conflict ends with General Franco's victory. Dictatorship established. 1982 Spain joins NATO, becoming a member of a mainstream European organization. 2004 Bombs explode simultaneously on several commuter trains in Madrid during the morning rush hour, killing 190 people. History Capital: Madrid Type of Government: Constitutional Monarchy Present Ruler: Juan Carlos I Spain has been a parliamentary democracy since the celebration of the first general election in 1977, following the death of Franco in 1975. In addition to the multi-party system, Spanish government supports the royal family of Spain, headed by King Juan Carlos. 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% Foods paella tortilla tapas Dress Homes Names 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 Sports Some of the sports that are played in Spain are Football(soccer), Bullfighting, Basketball, Tennis, Golf, and Skiing. Festivals and Holidays 6 January:Día de Reyes
20 January:San Sebastián
6-14 July:Sanfermines
12 October:Día de la Hispanidad Music 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 El Encierro, 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 FIN!
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