Spain Valerie j, Areli m, kristen l

Spain is found in South Western Europe having the capital Madrid and the official language that they speak Spanish, also known as Castilian.

Major Landforms

Pyrenees mountains

Cantabrian Mountains

Sierra de Guadalupe Mountains

Meseta Central Plateau

Climate

Rainfall

1,955.2mm is the usual

Temperature

August is the hottest month - 42c

January is the coldest - 10c

Wettest month is October - agerage of 87mm of rain

What effects the climate has in the country

Sea temperature can change

Precipitation can change

wind climate can also change

Culture

Religion

Roman Catholicism was removed as official state religion by the 1978 constitution but still is more than ¾ of the country's population religion

Government

parliamentary monarchy since 1978

Foods

Rice, chicken and pork, and seafood

Clothing

mantilla - lace or silk scarf

peineta - decorative comb

gilet - sleeveless jacket

Holidays

December 26 - St. Stephen’s Day

January 2 - New Year’s Holiday

May 30 - Canary Islands - first session of the self-government Canary Islands Parliament

Music

Folk Music

ballads

zarzuela (type of opera)

flamenco

History

When became a country

1492

How it became a country

became a country in 1492 after Reconquista and Moors

Events

country united in 1469 by Ferdinand the second and Isabella the first

1512 Spain unified as it is today

Spanish, Portuguese, and English forces drove out the French from Spain in the Peninsular War

the Spanish Civil War brought General Francisco Franco as dictator of Spain

Franco died and a democracy was brought in by a new constitution based on democratic principles with Spaniards approving

Importance of people

Francisco Franco - general, dictator, and military leader

Amerigo Vespucci - explorer

Pablo Picasso - painter

Economy

Natural Resources

Coal

Iron ore

Copper

Hydropower

mercury

Manufacturing Areas

Footwear

Shipbuilding

Chemical Industry

Automobiles

Known for their food and dances

Land use

Permanent Crops

Arable Land

Forest Area

Agricultural land

Water Surface

Major Occupations

Cooking Food

Dancing

Poems

Basketball

Football/Soccer

Currency (Type of Money)

Euros

Interesting Facts

Population

46,070,146 in year 2017

Story Behind The Flag

Officially adopted on December 19th 1981

Travel Tips

The best time to travel in Spain is spring and fall because that is when good weather occurs.

Types of transportation

Car

Bus

Plane

Train

Native animals

Deer

Wild Goats

Brown bears

Wolves

Strange laws

It is illegal to play kickball on the streets or you get a fine of 1,000 Euros

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