Andalucia

Inaki Uribe, E Block

Climate and Agriculture

Andalucia has the typical Mediterranean climate of mild, rainy winters and hot, dry summers. It's most famous agricultural feature are it's pigs, which are called Ibericos. Andalucia produces some of the best cured ham in the market, as well as a certain type of cured ham, bellota. Bellota ham achieves its sweet flavor from the diet of the pigs that this ham comes from. Bellota pigs are fed acorns to achieve the bellota type of cured ham.
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Iberico cured ham.

Geography

Andalucia has probably the most diverse geographic features out of all the communities in Spain. They range from alpine mountains, to pine forests, and arid, barren deserts.Two major mountain ranges in the region are the Sierra Morena range, which is the northernmost range, and the Sierra Nevada, which has the highest altitude in the Iberian Peninsula. There is also the Guadalquivir River, which flows southwest across most of Andalucia

Basic Info

Andalucia is a comunidad autonoma (autonomous community). It achieved this status in December 30th, 198, when it established autonomy. Provinces inside the region include

Huelva, Cadiz, Sevilla, Malaga, Cordoba, Jaen, Granada, and Almeria. Its capital is Sevilla

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The Andalucian flag.
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Gazpacho.