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Traditional Spanish Clothing

Traditional Spanish clothing is usually reserved for special events such as religious events and parades. Some of the most common pieces worn are the mantilla, the peineta, and the gilet. The mantilla is a traditional Spanish veil that is worn during religious celebrations such as Spanish weddings. It is a light lace or silk scarf that is worn over the head or shoulders on a high comb and held in place by pins.

The peineta is a large decorative comb placed in the hair to hold up the mantilla. It is usually tortoiseshell colored with a curved body and long prongs to increase height.

The gilet is a sleeveless jacket, much like a waistcoat. gilets are used for warmth outdoors.

Spain's Climate

Visitors can generally expect a Mediterranean climate, characterized by hot, dry summers and mild, rainy winters. Similarly mild and seasonable, autumn is an ideal time to spend outdoors, but it is more likely to rain in the fall than in the spring. Since part of the summer is pleasant and part of it is blistering hot, summer in Spain is often split into two seasons.

Spain's Flag

The red and yellow colors contained in the Spanish flag represent the colors of the original Spanish kingdoms. The Spanish flag also contains a coat of arms containing the Pillars of Hercules, which are meant to represent Gibraltar and Cueta.

Spanish Food

Spain's national dish is Paella de Marisco - a Spanish seafood rice. It contains different types of fish, shellfish, meat, pork and/or chicken.

Other dishes include Gazpacho, Patatas bravas, and Jamón serrano.

Population

As of 2015 the population is 46,423,064.

Currency

Spain's currency is Euros. 1 Euro equals 1.07 US dollars. 5 US dollars are 4.68 Euros.

Spain has a fairly okay economy.

Spain's Government

The form of government in Spain is a parliamentary monarchy, which is a social representative, democratic, constitutional monarchy where the monarch is the head of state, while the prime minister — whose official title is "president of the Government" is the head of government. Spain's monarch or king is Felipe VI of Spain since 2014. Spain's prime minister is Mariano Rajoy. He has been prime minister since 2011.

Spain's History

The Visigoths invaded and conquered Spain between 461 and 468. Most of Spain was conquered by Arabs from 710 onwards, until Christian kingdoms surviving in the North of the country conquered Grenada, the last independent Muslim kingdom in Spain in 1492

Spain's national language is Spanish.

Religions

Roman Catholicism(67.8%)

Irreligious(18.14%)

Atheist(9.1%)

No Response (2.5%)

Other religions(2.2%) Other religions including Islam, Judaism, Protestantism, and Hinduism.

Map of Spain

Websites I used were Wikipedia, Google, and Spain.Info

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