Spain

Mikayla Earl

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FAST FACTS

  • Capital: Madrid
  • Population: 48,146,134
  • Area: 195,124 square miles
  • From Washington, D.C. to Madrid, Spain is 3,810.38 miles
  • Official Language: Castilian Spanish
  • Religion: No official religion, but largely Roman Catholic
  • Diet: Mediterranean-style cuisine

FAMILY

  • Extended family is close to the nuclear family
  • Average family has two children
  • All family help with childcare
  • Children usually live with parents until the finish school, get a job, or marry
  • Both men and women work, but women earn less

HOUSING

  • Most people live in brick or stone apartment building four to five stories high
  • Most apartments have two or three bedrooms
  • These buildings usually look out over public patios or swimming pools

RECREATION

  • Soccer is the most popular spectator sport in Spain
  • Other popular sports are basketball, car racing, and motorcycle racing
  • Children like to play sports, watch television, go online, and play video games
  • Bullfighting is also very popular, but it is banned in some regions

ARTS

  • Common Spanish instruments are guitars, castanets, tambourines, and bagpipes
  • The world famous flamenco dance most likely came from southern Spain

DID YOU KNOW?

  • The official name is Kingdom of Spain
  • Instead of the tooth fairy, Spain has a tooth mouse named Ratoncito Perez that gives gifts
  • Their national anthem, "Royal March," has no official lyrics

THINGS I WANT TO DO AND SEE IN SPAIN

  • Watch a motorcycle race
  • Watch a soccer game
  • Watch a basketball game
  • Watch a bullfight
  • Go to a mall there
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