Spain

Europe countries

the government type

parliamentary monarchy


leader and title

chief: King Juan Carlos I


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uripian union member

yes


Current gov’t event or concern

Prime Minister David Cameron is "seriously concerned" about the escalation of tensions at the Spanish-Gibraltarian border.

Spain has said it is considering a range of proposals including a new 50 euro (£43) fee to cross the border with the British territory. Mr Cameron said none of the measures had been raised with the UK government. Spain's latest move follows increased vehicle searches at the border last weekend, causing major delays.


limited government

yes, in 1986


Historical political event

in 2010 spain becomes president of the European union


Historical monument

baelo claudia


A Person who changed history and how

Simón Bolívar (1783-1830) "The George Washington of South America" led the way to freedom for millions of South Americans. His great charisma combined with military acumen made him the greatest of the different leaders of the Latin American Independence movement. He is responsible for the liberation of the present-day nations of Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia.


Population

47.27 million


% arable land

24.75%


Agriculture

Traditionally an agricultural country, Spain produces large crops of wheat, sugar beets, barley, tomatoes, olives, citrus fruit, grapes, and cork. Spain is the world's largest producer of olive oil and Europe's largest producer of lemons, oranges, and strawberries. The best-known wine regions are those of La Rioja, an autonomous region in the north of Spain, coextensive with La Rioja province in the upper Ebro valley and Jeréz de la Frontera, Cádiz a province of Andalucía.


Example of Human Environment Interaction

Human environment interaction is how people interact with or use the environment to survive. For example, in Spain, they use the ocean for the fish and other sea food. They also use the vegetation for food such as: olives, fruit, vegetables and other plantation. Spaniards have adapted to their environment by finding a usage for almost everything. While in Spain I was told that they eat everything that lives in the ocean, except for a few such as the starfish. Spain has changed their environment by building more buildings, structures and displays. Some of which cause pollution. They have also found use of their environment by finding beautiful and unique places for tourism. Some of the unique living things are: palm trees, orange trees, fresh fish, donkeys and mountain goats. A wildlife reserve is a place where they protect animals but let them live naturally. In Spain, they have many reserves including land and marine. I think this is a very important and good idea because if animals become endangered reserves will be of service.


GDP

$1.398 trillion


GDP per capita

$30,315


Currency

euro


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Exchange rate to US dollars

1 euro= 1.36


Major economic activities

Spain has the thirteenth largest economy by nominal GDP in the world, and fourteenth largest by purchasing power parity. The Spanish economy is the fifth-largest in the European Union, and the fourth-largest in the Eurozone, based on nominal GDP statistics. In 2012, Spain was the eighteenth-largest exporter in the world and the sixteenth-largest importer.


Famous brands of the country

hoss intropia, sefera, blanco


Language

spanish


Religion

majority is cathlic


Famous landmarks

palacio real


Cultural foods

cronquets, tortilla espaniola, pista


Music / Literature

­Nuevo flamenco, rumba, salsa, and pop


Location (relative location)

Madrid: (capital city) 40° 25' N, 3° 42' W


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Climate

rainy spain is to the north of the mountians and dry spain which is south


Topography

Continental Spain is divided into five general topographic regions: (1) The northern coastal belt is a mountainous region with fertile valleys and large areas under pasture and covered with forests. (2) The central plateau, or Meseta, with an average altitude of about 670 m (2,200 ft), comprises most of Castilla y León, Castilla–La Mancha, and the city of Madrid. (3) Andalucía, with Sevilla its largest city, covers the whole of southern and southwestern Spain and, except for the flat fertile plain of the Guadalquivir River, is a mountainous region with deep fertile valleys. (4) The Levante is on the Mediterranean coastal belt, with Valencia its chief city. (5) Catalonia (Cataluña) and the Ebro Valley comprise the northeastern region.


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