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Soccer in Spain

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In Spain soccer is more of a religion than a sport. The streets are completly empty when a important soccer game is on. Spain has only been beaten by Italy and England other than that they have had a great history of soccer. Men, woman and children consider soccer as a passion. In Spain there saying for soccer is " Spanish soccer is life."

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Spanish Wine

Castilla y Leon Stands for the Land of Castles. Inside it has the famous wine museum. It has everything about the wine in the castle. They store a lot of their wine underground. The underground winary has become a very unique tourist attraction. 

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Weather in the capital city

Weather in the capital city | Spain, Mara Hoyle | Scoop.it

The weather in Madrid is slightly cold. The weather ranges from 48 to 55 degrees fahrenheit. The humidity is slightly high in Madrid. They are in the winter season like we are. They have rain and snow showers this coming week. 

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Important people

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One important person to Spain is Pedro Solbes. He is the man in the picture above. He is a political person. He is mainly responsible for the govermental post of spain. He is incharge of the labor of environment. Second important person is Cesar Alierta. He is the president of the spanish economy. Third important person is Pascual Maragall. He was into politics but quit after he became the mayor of Barcelona.

 

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Timeline

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In  1013 Spain decided that they needed to split up and have small kingdoms. In 1898 Spain had a war and it was called Spanish American war. It lasted for 5 months and they lost several colonies like Cuba and Puerto Rico. In 1931 Spain became a republic country. In 1978 Spain started a new constitution and it established a Parliamentary Monarchy. In 2006 there was over 20,000 illegal immigrants that came to Spain. 

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Typical crop or agriculture

Typical crop or agriculture | Spain, Mara Hoyle | Scoop.it

 Spain has very many crops that they grow like fruits, vegetables and wine. Spains typical crop is olive oil. They would have good and bad years with their oil. Some years they would produce 1.2 million to 3.3. million tons per year and other years they wouldn't have as much due to insects, frost and storm damage. The vineyards was normally found in poor lands of Spain. 

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religion

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Spain's main religion is Roman Catholic. The percentage for Roman Catholic is 94% and the other is 6%. Roman Catholic is another way of saying "governed by the successor of Saint Peter and the bishops in communion with him". Roman Catholic is normally only used by popes and bishops. They normally like to refer to Roman Catholic as a whole. 

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Literacy Rate

Literacy Rate | Spain, Mara Hoyle | Scoop.it

Literacy rate in spain is 97.7%. People in Spain ages 15 and over are the only ones that can read and write. The students are expected to stay in school for 16 years. Girls are expected to stay in school for 17 years. 37.9% of people aged 15 to 24 are unemployed due to not attending school or dropping out. 

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president or leader

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The chief of state for Spain is Juan Carlos. He is the one in the picture. He has been chief of state since November 1975. The president of the government is Mariono Rojoy. He has been president since December 2011. Spain has a parliamentary monarchy. The monarchy in Spain is hereditary meaning that if your dad is the  president it is more likely that you ,as the son, will be the next president.  

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Population and Racial Demographics

Population and Racial Demographics | Spain, Mara Hoyle | Scoop.it

Spain's nationality is spanish. Their official language is castilian spanish. Their religions are Roman Catholic (94%) and other (6%). The population is Spain is 47,042,984. Spain is number 27th in the world.

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map of country

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Balearic and Canary islands are part of Spain. Spain extends from the Pyrenes and from the bay of Biscay which seperates it from Africa. Spain is bordered by the Mediterranean sea and Portugal. Madrid is located close to the middle of the Spain. Spain is 505,370 square kilometers long. It is more than twice the size of Oregon. 

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The Art of Spain

The Art of Spain | Spain, Mara Hoyle | Scoop.it

The art in Spain is very famous. The art of Spain started when a unknown man painted the ceiling of a cave at Altamira in northern Spain. In 1752 the spanish etablished the Spanish Academy of Fine arts. It is locaded in Spain's capital, Madrid. There are about 28 art museums that are in Spain. 

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clothing in Spain

clothing in Spain | Spain, Mara Hoyle | Scoop.it

The spanish wear eclectic blend of clothing coming from the traditional spanish contemporary and western style. The spanish clothing is very colorful and is embellished with metallic thread and jewels. Today in Spain they wear about the same thing but it is more colorful and has more of a western flair. however, when it comes to preparing for festivals or ceremonies they have to stay with the tradition. The spanish has refused to change their way of dressing. 

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Tourist attraction

Spain's Famous tourist attraction is Alhambra. It is located in Granada, Spain. It is considered a palace that the muslim rulers built. It is also called "The Red Fortress" , it comes from the red clay that they used to build the palace. The palace has gardens outside and all around the palace. It has magnificent features and details of geometric patterns. They has honeycone ceilings that represent geometry. The Alhambra is a considered a monument to the morish leaders. 

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Important holiday

A important holiday in Spain is Christmas. In Spain the children dont believe that santa brings the gifts they believe that the wise men brings the gifts. They belive that on January 6th, which is the day that the wise men came and brought the gifts to baby Jesus, that they brings gifts that night. They leave their shoes out and staw and hay for the camels since they have been on a long journey. In Spain they are very religious and they have a nativity scene in every home. The week before Christmas they spend time praying and worshiping the birth of Christ. 

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Industries important to country

Industries important to country | Spain, Mara Hoyle | Scoop.it

In Spain, tourism is the main industry that is improtant to them. There are millions of people that visit Spain every year. Most of the Spainairds have jobs that are for the tourists. Many of them are hotel workers and some people work cafes and restaurants. The main reason people come to tour Spain is for the galleries and the museums. 

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Typical food

Spain has many types of food. The famous type is found in Madrid, Spains capital. Spainairds dont eat dinner until 9 or 10 o'clock. Pigs ears are a favorite in Spain. In Spain they also like to eat what is called tomato and garlic soup. Shrimp and fish is also popular in Madrid. 

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Type of government

Type of government | Spain, Mara Hoyle | Scoop.it

Spain's government is parliamentary monachy. A parliamentary monarchy is where they are governed by a monarch who is not involved in any policy formation. They also have a cabinet with the head of state. The cabinet is chosen by the legislature. In 1492 is when Spain gained there Independence.

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Currency and Exchange Rate

Currency and Exchange Rate | Spain, Mara Hoyle | Scoop.it

The exchange rate in Spain is .71 per U.S. dollar in 2011. It has gone down 2 cents since 2007. The exchange rate in 2007 was .73 per U.S. dollar and now in 2011 it is .71 per U.S. dollar. If you were to buy a hamburger in the U.S. for 3 dollars it would be 2.13 in Spain. Spain uses dollars and coins. There is not much of a difference from U.S. money and Spain's money.   

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area

area | Spain, Mara Hoyle | Scoop.it

Total area of Spain is 505,370 square kilometers. 498,980 square kilometers is land and 6,390 square kilometers is water. Spain is slightly twice the size of Oregon. 9.85% of Spain's land is used for crops. The climate is temperate sometimes clear and has hot summers. Spain is large, flat and surrounded by rugged hills.

 

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flag of country

flag of country | Spain, Mara Hoyle | Scoop.it

There are 3 horizonal bands on the flag. Two are red and one is yellow. The National coat of Arms is on the hoist side of the yellow band. The coat of arms is a emblem of the traditional kingdom of Spain. The two columns represent the pillars of hercules. The red scoll across the two columns stands for the imperial motto of "Plus Ultra" which is referring to the spanish lands beyond Europe.

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Country name and capital

Country name and capital | Spain, Mara Hoyle | Scoop.it

My country's name is Spain. Madrid is Spain's capital and largest city. Spain is located in southwest Europe. Spain is bordered by the Mediterranean sea and Portugal. Spain's national name is Reino de Espana. 

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