Spain

By: Levi Keaton

Government

The government of Spain is parliamentary monarchy

The leader of Spain is King Juan Carlos

Spain is a limited government

Spain is a European Union member

GDP

GDP:$ 1.388 trillion (2012)

GDP per capita:$ 30,100 (2012)

Currency: Euro

Exchange rate to US dollars:1.306 trillion (2012)

Major economic activities: agriculture, industry, and services

The Famous brands of the country are Santander, BBVA, Telefonica, camper, cupa chups, Loewe, mango, Zara, and Women's secrets

Historical monument

Decorar con Arte

Person who changed history:

Christopher Columbus, he accidentally across America looking for a faster rout to IndiaIndia

Population

Population: 47,370,542 (2013)

%arable land: 24.75

Agriculture 4.2%

  • 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. Spaniardshave 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.

  • Famous brands of the country: Santander, BBVA, Zara

  • Language: Castillian Spanish 74%, Catalan 17%, Galician 7%, Basque 2%

  • Religion: Roman Catholic 94%, other 6%

  • Famous landmarks: the Royal Palace


  • Cultural foods: Since each of Spain’s regions has its own regional specialties, it is difficult to say that there is a national dish of Spain. Historically Spain was divided into small kingdoms; each one with its own language, culture and cuisine. Even today, Spain remains divided into 17 Autonomous Communities, each one with its own unique cuisine. However, there are a few dishes that have gained popularity all over Spain and some internationally

  • Music / Literature: Flamenco (Spanish pronunciation: [flaˈmeŋko]) is a form ofSpanish folk music and dance from the region ofAndalusia in southern Spain. It includes cante (singing),toque (guitar playing), baile (dance) and palmas(handclaps). First mentioned in literature in 1774, the genre grew out of Andalusian and Romani music and dance styles.[1][2][3] Flamenco is often associated with the Romani people of Spain (Gitanos) and a number of famous flamenco artists are of this ethnicity. Flamenco was first recorded in the late 18th century but the genre underwent a dramatic development in the late 19th century

  • Location (relative location)Spain is bordered by the countries of Andorra, France and Portugal, and by the British colony of Gibraltar. The country is almost completely surrounded by water, including the Atlantic Ocean, Bay of Biscay, Strait of Gibraltar, Alboran, Balearic and Mediterranean Seas

  • Climate temperate; clear, hot summers in interior, more moderate and cloudy along coast; cloudy, cold winters in interior, partly cloudy and cool along coast

  • 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, CastillaLa 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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