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					Spain




        By: Alex Bonnett
                 Map of Spain




 Spain is located in Western Europe
 Spain is divided into 50 provinces
 Spain has 2,345 miles of coastline
                   Spanish People




    These are Spanish dancers during a Fiesta
                                                Spanish King Juan Carlos, right
                                                Spain's Prime Minister-
                                                Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero is at left


   The people of Spain are also known as Spaniards
Interesting facts
       Parliamentary Monarchy




                    Spanish King Juan Carlos, right
                    Spain's Prime Minister-
                    Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero is at left

   Spain is a Parliamentary Monarchy. The king is the head
    of state but the prime minister is the head of the
    government.
        Christopher Columbus


 Christopher Columbus set sail from Spain in order to find
  the New World.
 On his first trip, Columbus led an expedition with three
  ships, the Niña, the Pinta and the Santa Maria. They set
  sail on Aug. 3, 1492 and spotted the Caribbean islands off
  southeastern North America. They landed on an island
  they called Guanahani, but Columbus later renamed it San
  Salvador. Columbus thought he had made it to Asia, and
  called this area the Indies, and called its inhabitants
  Indians.
            Bull fighting in Spain




   Bull fighting is very closely associated with Spain. It is very
    popular in Spain with several thousand Spaniards flocking to
    their local bullring each week. It is said that the total number
    of people watching bullfights in Spain reaches one million
    every year.
Tourist Attractions
    The Alhambra is a palace and fortress complex of the
     Moorish monarchs of Granada, in southern Spain,
     occupying a hilly terrace on the south-eastern border of the
     city of Granada. It was the residence of the Muslim kings
     of Granada and their court, but is currently a museum
     exhibiting exquisite Islamic architecture.


    The Great Mosque of Córdoba is an Islamic mosque in
     Córdoba, Spain, which was converted into a Christian
     cathedral in the 13th century. The original structure was
     built in 784–786 with extensions in the 9th and 10th
     centuries that doubled its size, ultimately making it one of
     the largest sacred buildings in the Islamic world.


    Park Güell is a wide garden complex with architectural
     elements situated on the hill of el Carmel in the Gràcia
     district of Barcelona, Catalonia. It was built in the years
     1900 to 1914. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage
     Site "Works of Antoni Gaudí".
         Spain's Economy
   Industry: textiles and apparel, food and beverages,
    metals and metal manufactures, chemicals.




   Agriculture: grain, vegetables, olives, wine grapes,
    beef, fish.




   Exports: machinery, motor vehicles, foodstuffs,
    other consumer goods.
                 Spanish food
   A churro is a fried-dough pastry-based snack which
    originated in Spain . It is sometimes referred to as a
    Spanish doughnut or Mexican doughnut. The churro is
    typically fried to a crunchy consistency

   Gazpacho soup is a cold Spanish soup. It is based on a
    combination of stale bread, garlic, olive oil, salt, and
    vinegar. It is a cold breadsoup.

   Paella is a typical Valencian rice dish, traditionally
    eaten on Sundays. The name paella is the word for
    "frying pan" in Valencian. Paella is usually garnished
    with vegetables and meat or seafood. The three main
    ingredients are rice, saffron, and olive oil.
     This concludes my
        presentation
             on
           Spain


Thank You
Alex Bonnett

				
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