SPAIN

By: Jessica & Faustino

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Geography

Spain occupies most of the Iberian peninsula. 45% of Spain is covered by the Meseta Plateau. Spain's highest point is Sierra Nevada, and way in the far south the Strait of Gibraltar separates Spain from Europe.

Tourist Attractions

Plaza de Espana is a very popular tourist attraction. It's in Madrid, Spain and it has a large monument of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Another tourist attraction is Palace Alcazar of Seville, it's a royal palace in Seville, Spain. It's one of the most beautiful architectural project found in the Iberian Peninsula. Other popular tourist attractions are the Prado Museum, Cathedral in Barcelona, and the Alhambra.

People

Population: 47,737,941

Spain's official language is Castilian Spanish. It's spoken by 74% of the population. Spaniard people really care of what other people think of them.

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Government

Spain is a parliamentary monarchy, Spain's king is the head of state but the president is the head of the government. Spain is divided in to 17 region, and each region has it' own rights. The voting age in Spain is 18.
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Economy

Some major industries in Spain are textile, apparel, and food. These industries really help the economy. Tourism causes a big increase in economic development.

Religion

Spain has no official religion but it is largely Roman Catholic. 94% of the people in Spain are baptized members of the Catholic church. Freedom of religion in Spain was granted in the 1970's.

Daily Life

The daily life in Spain used to be very organized. Lunch was the main meal and it was served around 2-3 p.m. Followed by a "siesta" a nap, Supper was 9-10 p.m. Since people are now always working and with different schedules, everyone's daily life is different.