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Transcript of Spain
Cultural - Religion
Freedom of religion is guaranteed by the Spanish Constitution, although the majority of the population is Catholic. Other religions also practiced in Spain include Islam, Judaism, Protestantism, and Hinduism, all of which have places where to conduct their rituals
Due to the constitutional and legal structures of Spain, any religious practice is up to you.
Cultural - Language
Education in Spain
Education is compulsory and free for all children aged between 6 and 16
From painters to architects,sculptors to play writers, Spain has been the homeland of many famous artists over the centuries .
Spanish art is internationally recognized by those who study in Spain & abroad as an important part of spanish culture and history
when talking about art in spain the name Pablo Picasso will not slop probably one of the biggest names in art he spent a lot of time sculpting
Pablo Picasso was one of the great spanish artists who is considered by many to be the father of the modern art style, cubism. Picasso was an influence to many greats like Goeorge Braque and Juan Gris
- "The Old Guitarist" (1903)
Spain is a country located in Southwestern Europe, occupying most (85%) of the Iberian peninsula
As of January 1, 2014, Spain had a total population of 46,507,760
Spain was established in 1492
Spain's Political system
Spain is a democracy organized in the form of a parliamentary government under a constitutional monarchy which means they have a king
Spain's Economic System
Spain has the 13th largest economy by nominal GDP in the world
12th largest exporter in the world, exporting motor vehicles, chemicals, electronic devices and other consumer good
16th largest importer in the world, importing fuels, chemicals, semi-finished goods, consumer goods, and medical control instruments
France, Germany, and Italy are the 3 Main import/export partners
Currency: euro which equals 1.10 of a US dollar
Spain's Defense system
The Spanish Government has managed to keep its military a sizable, modern force
They're ranked 38/126 according to GFP (Global fire power)
Part of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
The government respects the human rights of its citizens; although there are a few problems in some areas, the law and judiciary provide effective means of addressing individual instances of abuse
By: Hector, Felix, Juan
- "Quatro Torres Business Area"
Some problems Spain has had in the last few years is violence against women which the government took steps to address
The trafficking of women and teenage girls for the purpose of prostitution was also a problem & the government also took steps to address
The politics takes place under the framework established by the constitution 1978
King Felipe & Letizia
Nearly everyone in Spain can speak Spanish as either a first or a second language. In 2014, 88% of Spaniards spoke Spanish also known as castilian, as their mother language
Followed by Catalan/Valencian with 7%
Galician is spoken by 4%
Basque by 0.9%.
-Different regions speak different types of spanish languages
After primary school students must continue on to Compulsory Secondary Education (ESO), which generally lasts from age 12-16.
Spanish secondary education is divided into two cycles lasting two years each.
Spain has 75 universities of which 50 are established on a public basis and 25 on a private basis.
Civil marriage: Couples may marry legally in a civil ceremony without a religious aspect. This provides for rights of property, inheritance, pensions and adoption and can be between heterosexual or same sex couples.
Same sex couples may register their partnership in Spain and this allows them to gain access to a number of legal rights, including in the areas of adoption
Dance and Culinary Arts
One of the most iconic images of Spain is that of a Flamenco dancer in her traditional, frilly dress. Although Flamenco is without doubt the most famous of Spanish dance styles, it is most certainly not the only one.
Spain's culinary traditions rely on an abundance of locally grown vegetables and fruits as well as meats and poultry. Jamón Serrano , a cured ham, and Chorizo , a seasoned sausage, are popular. Seafood and fish are popular in coastal areas. Other popular foods are cheeses, eggs, beans, rice, nuts (especially almonds), Olive oil and garlic are common ingredients. Spain is also known for its wines, including the rioja , made in the northern province; sherry, a fortified wine that may be dry or sweet; and sangria, wine mixed with fruit and soda water
Traditional spanish food -Arroz con camaronez
popular sport activities include basketball, tennis, cycling, handball, motorcycling, Formula One, water sports, golf, and skiing. Spain has also hosted a number of international events such as the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona and the 1982 FIFA World Cup
Employment in Spain
unemployment rate in spain increased to 23.78 % in the first quarter of 2015 reaching its highest ever
the unemployment rate is measured by the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labor force
more than one in four Spainards of working age are unemployed
Technology access in Spain
Internet users is 33.9 million users
There is no government restrictions on acsess to the internet
the government moniters the access to all technology as protection to there citizens