By: Will Rasmusson
Today in this Smore we will be learning about Spain! We will learn a lot about Spain's Geography,Culture,History and innovation,Economics, and Government and Citizenship.
regional map of Spain
Spain is highlighted in this map so you know where it is.
This flag was established as Spain's flag on December 19,1981!
Wonderful beach in Spain
Spain's government and citizenship
Spain is a constitution monarchy who's government is defined bye the Constitution of Spain.This was approved by the General referendum of the people of Spain in 1978. Mariano Rajoy is Spain's current leader. On the other hand Spain's citizenship is not like our's. One of them is that if you were born in Spain can be deprived of his or her nationality. In Spain you have to be 18 or older to vote but you do not have to vote if you don't want to.
The culture of Spain is European cultures that are based on the variety of historical events that have occurred in Spain. Primarily that of Ancient Rome, but also the pre-Roman celtic lberian culture.
Spain's History and Innovation
Spain's history goes way back to 1469 when King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella married which united the christian portions of Spain. But in 1492 Christopher Columbus arrived in the new world beginning an era of exploration and conquest for Spain at the time. If we move up a little farther in Spain's history we see that in 1931 King Alfonso Xlll is forced out of the country and Spain becomes a Republic which lead to a lot of civil wars. Spain's innovation had a high rise in construction techniques because they completed structures like the Alcantara bridge or the Aqueduct of Segovia. The Aqueduct of Segovia is one of the most significant and best-preserved ancient monuments left in the Iberian Peninsula.
Spain is located in the country of western Europe and its mainland is bordered to the south and east almost entirely by the Mediterranean Sea. There are two countries bordering Spain and they are Portugal and France. Spain has many beautiful mountains in the middle of it.
Spain is a limited government .Instead of using dollar bills like we use here in the United States, in Spain they use euros which is what they use for money. To trade in euros for U.S. money it gets you 1.11 dollars. Some exports to other countries from Spain are cars,car parts,delivery trucks,etc. Spain's GDP per-capita is 29,863. I would not consider my country a wealthy country compared to the United States because the GDP per-capita in Spain is about 15 thousand less.