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Transcript of Spain
* Park guell
*Santiago de Compostela
Mountains, Rivers and Waterfalls
*Picos de Europa
* Serra de Tramuntana
*Rivers: Tajo, Duero, Guadiana
*Cascade de la Cimbarra
*El Pozo de los Humos
Type of Government:
parlimentary democracy, constitutional monarchy
current events :
1.Iceland abolishes law
2. Spain prince in racist rant
3. Spain's ruling party punished
4. Ibiza conservationists victory as Scottish firm abandons oil search
5. Manuela Carmena set to lead Spain’s ‘indignados’ to power in Madrid
1 EUR = 1.12USD
1 USD = 0.89 EUR
SPAIN IS 7TH ON THE WORLD RANKING IN HEALTH CARE
is state funded and is compulsory between the ages of 6-16
The Spanish Armed Forces
Spain has the thirteenth-largest economy by nominal GDP in the world
#1: Sanitation facility access - Rural Improved
#4:Unemployment, youth ages 15-24
* 1100 B.C the spanish coast was colonized by phoenicians
*206 B.C - hispania becomes part of the Roman Empire. Rome rules it for 500 years.
*711 A.D Muslims from North Africa take control. They greatly influence art and architecture
*1469- King Ferdinand 11 and Queen Isabella marry uniting the christian portions of spain
* 1492-1502-Christopher Columbus arrives in the New World, beginning an era of exploration and conquest. Roman Catholicism is established as Spain’s state religion. Within 10 years, most Jews and Muslims are forced to convert or leave.
*1588-British forces defeat the Spanish Armada, or navy. Spain is no longer a sea power.
*1605-Miguel de Cervantes writes Don Quixote. It is considered the first modern
*(1808-1814) Peninsular wars fought over the iberian peninsula and was apart of the napoleonic wars.
* Spanish Civil War- (1936-1939) began when conservative groups within the country revolted against the relatively new republican goverment.
* Spain becomes a constitutional monarchy due to the death of Franco is 1975
Top Major Olympic sports
Canoe and Kayak
*Luis Doreste Blanco
*Theresa Zabell Lucas
*David Cal Figueroa
(Canoe & Kayak)
Freedom of religion most prefer to be catholic
94% are Roman Catholics and 6% are different religion
Other religions that are practiced include Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Protestanism
Spanish is the common language
Spaniards also speak Castilian
Castilian is the official language of spain
Other languages are Galician, Catalan, & Basque
Spain puts gender equality on the national curriculum
All forms of violence against women consists in educating and sensitizing
Spanish government gave a green light to a royal decree
For the first time gender equality and the fight against gender violence is now a school curriculum
Students can now learn to fight sexism immediately
Its a innovative way which the spanish authorities want to face a plague that has cost more than 750 lives of women in the last decade
Luis De Morales
Paella (grandma seafood)
Gazpacho (tomato soup)
Jamon Serrano (smoked pork)
Important Historical Figures
*Ponce de Leon