Catalonia

Daniel Chafetz

Geography and topography

Catalonia is located in northeast Spain. It is also bound by the Pyrenees mountains and located to the southeast of the Mediterranean sea.

Agriculture

Catalonia used wine, almonds and olive oils for agriculture as well as pigs and cows. They also used rice, poatoes and corn as staples

Climate

Catalonia has a Meditteranean climate with hot, dry summers as well as relatively rainy winters.
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Food descriprion

Escudella I carn d’olla (boiled meats in a pot with pasta as an appetizer and the rest for an entree) is a popular dish in Catalonia as well as fish and smoked meats. Catalonia use meats like sausage and fish such as squid, crab, shrimp, fresh sardines and tuna, salmon, trout, and dried and salted codfish.

Bibliography

-"Catalans." Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life. Ed. Timothy L. Gall and Jeneen Hobby. 2nd Ed. Vol. 5: Europe. Detroit: Gale, 2009. 106-111. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 3 Apr. 2014.
- "Catalonia." Britannica School. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2014. Web. 9 Apr. 2014.
-"Catalonia." Britannica School. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2014. Web. 3 Apr. 2014
-Shutterstock. "Spanish Cuisine. Soup with Meat of the Pot. Escudella I Carn D'olla. Selective Focus." Spanish Cuisine. Soup With Meat Of The Pot. Escudella I Carn D'Olla. Selective Focus. Stock Photo 45659683 : Shutterstock. Shutterstock, Inc., 2014. Web. 09 Apr. 2014.