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Spain
by:Sam Smith
Physical Geography
Population
Culture
Political Organization
Agriculture
Industrialization and Economic Development
Cities and Urban
Land Use
Works Cited:
Political Map:
Topographical Map:
Major Cities:
Capital:
Madrid

Other Major Cities:
Barcelona and Valencia
current population:
47.27 million

population pyramid:
Population of Top Cities
-
Madrid
:6,369,162
-
Barcelona
:5,375,774
-
Valencia
:1,705,742
-
Seville
:1,519,639
-
Saragossa
:702,090
Food and Music
Food
: seafood based diet(located on Mediterranean Sea)
Music
: adapted to British and American pop music--especially the genre of rock and roll
Clothing
Modern Clothing: modern with a bohemian twist
Traditional Clothing:
Sports
1.Futbol
2.Basketball
3.Cycling
4.Golf
Housing
*The housing is similar to Grecian style homes because they both are located near the Mediterranean
Entertainment
-Flamencos
-Bullfighting
-Casinos
-Night Clubs
Languages
Official Language
:
-Spanish
(Castilian)
Other Languages
:
-Aranese, Basque, Catalan/Valencian, & Galician
History of Spanish
-Spanish originated from Latin
-It started on the Iberian Peninsula after the fall of the Western Roman Empire
Religion
-Most commonly practiced religion is Roman Catholicism, however, many professed Catholics are not actually very religious
-Atheism, Islam, Judaism, Protestantism, and Buddhism also can be found
Important Catholic Places and Events
-Sagrada Familia
-Toledo Cathedral
-Holy Week
-parades in the street during the week of Easter
Current Government
-Once under Roman rule, Spain was taken over by the Visigoths and then the invading Arabs.
-The Moors (Arabs) established Muslim rule throughout the south, reigning up through the Middle Ages.
-The opposing Christian kingdoms of Aragon, Castile, Navarre and Leon eventually united, waging a war against the Moors and kicking them out in 1469.
-Spain's Golden Age soon started after Christopher Columbus's discovery of America.
-The Spanish Civil War in the early 20th century brought dictator Francisco Franco to power for a couple of decades.
-Spain became a democratic constitutional monarchy in 1978 and later joined the European Union in 1986
Cultural Groups
-Castilians
-Basques
-Galicians
-Catalans
Type of Government
:
Constitutional Monarchy
Leaders
:
King Juan Carlos I and Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. They also have a cabinet.

Political Groups
:
People's Party; Spanish Socialists' Workers Party; United Left; Union, Progress, and Democracy; Convergence and Unity; Amaiur; Basque's Nationalist Party, Republican Left of Catalonia; Galician Nationalist Bloc; Canarian Coalition
-Agriculture accounts for 2.7% of the Spanish economy and 5% of the workforce
-54% of the land in Spain is arable. Most agriculture is intensive commercial.
-Spain mostly yields Mediterranean types of crops

Types of Crops
Fruits
: mandarins, oranges, peaches, and apples
Vegetables
: onions, tomatoes, and potatoes
Other
: olives and wine
-Type of Economy: Free Market Capitalist Economy similar to North America and most of Western Europe
-HDI: 0.878
-GNI: 26,508
-world rank: 23
-natural resources:
Imports and Exports
Main Exports
:motor vehicles, foodstuffs, medicines, machinery, and pharmaceuticals
Main Imports
: oil, mechanical/electrical machinery, iron, and steel

Major Industrial Centers
Economic Strengths/Weaknesses
Strengths:

-Private, Commercial Banks
-Free Market
-Investment in Renewable Energy
Weaknesses:
-Inflation
-Housing Bubble
-Large Deficit
-Unemployment
Primary Companies/Industries
1.Telefonica de Espana
2.Grupo Santander
3.Repsol YPF
4.Iberdrola
1.
2.
3.
4.
-
Madrid
is ranked #18 on GCI
-
Barcelona
is ranked #24
Layout of Madrid
Major Sites in Spain
Parque del Retiro
*Park located on a lake that was dedicated to the royal family when it was made
The Royal Palace
*Built from limestone and granite after the Royal Fortress burned down in 1734
Museo Nacional Centro
de Arte Reina Sofía
*Spain's national museum for 20th century art named after Queen Sofia
La Concha
*One of Europe's top beaches. You can surf, take long walks, or eat at nearby restaurants
Sagrada Familia
*A Roman Catholic church in Barcelona. Construction started in 1882 and is not yet finished
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http://www.aviewoncities.com/madrid/royalpalace.htm

population world rank:
29
40.4000° N, 3.6833° W


41.3833° N, 2.1833° E


39.4667° N, 0.3833° W
Exact Location
of Madrid:

Exact Location
of Barcelona:

Exact Location
of Valencia:


Important Places in Madrid
Gran Via
: one of the most important streets in the CBD
Plaza Mayor
: a popular square located in the center of the city
Royal Palace
: home to the royal family and where the royal court meets
Royal Theater
: opera house
**Madrid could be considered the
Multiple Nuclei Model
because there are several popular districts spread out through the city
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