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Transcript of Spain
Industrialization and Economic Development
Cities and Urban
Other Major Cities:
Barcelona and Valencia
Population of Top Cities
Food and Music
: seafood based diet(located on Mediterranean Sea)
: adapted to British and American pop music--especially the genre of rock and roll
Modern Clothing: modern with a bohemian twist
*The housing is similar to Grecian style homes because they both are located near the Mediterranean
-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
-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
-parades in the street during the week of Easter
-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
Type of Government
King Juan Carlos I and Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. They also have a cabinet.
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
: mandarins, oranges, peaches, and apples
: onions, tomatoes, and potatoes
: olives and wine
-Type of Economy: Free Market Capitalist Economy similar to North America and most of Western Europe
-world rank: 23
Imports and Exports
:motor vehicles, foodstuffs, medicines, machinery, and pharmaceuticals
: oil, mechanical/electrical machinery, iron, and steel
Major Industrial Centers
-Private, Commercial Banks
-Investment in Renewable Energy
1.Telefonica de Espana
is ranked #18 on GCI
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
*One of Europe's top beaches. You can surf, take long walks, or eat at nearby restaurants
*A Roman Catholic church in Barcelona. Construction started in 1882 and is not yet finished
population world rank:
40.4000° N, 3.6833° W
41.3833° N, 2.1833° E
39.4667° N, 0.3833° W
Important Places in Madrid
: one of the most important streets in the CBD
: a popular square located in the center of the city
: home to the royal family and where the royal court meets
: opera house
**Madrid could be considered the
Multiple Nuclei Model
because there are several popular districts spread out through the city