Much of central Spain is covered by plateau surrounded by mountain ranges.
There are also some lowlands located on the coast.
For most of the century, most Spanish people lived in small villages or towns.
Today, tourism and industry are bringing many people to the larger cities and coastal areas.
Geography of Spain
Government -Spain has a Socialist Government. -In Spain, because it is a socialist government, all medical treatment is free. -Most medicines are also free. Medicines that do cost money are very inexpensive. For example: My aunt took my cousin, Giancarlo, to the emergency room in a private hospital in Spain for the price of $200, while St. Christopher´s Hospital in Philadelphia charged around $9,000!
In Spain, 1 Euro is equal to $1.33 in United States money.
Spain has a 7% sales tax on meals.
When tipping a waiter or waitress,
they give 5-10% tip of what their bill is.
When tipping a taxi drivers and other people along those lines, they normally give a 5% tip.
In the United States, we use a dollar sign ($) where in Spain they use a Euro sign (€) when writing down a price.
Natural Resources -coal -iron ore -uranium -mercury -zinc -lead -copper -hydropower (There is a Spain hydropower company named Gamesa who are now putting a hydro plant near us in Langhorne, PA. They also manufacture windmills that generate power in Morrisville, PA.) -solar power
Schooling -Children from the ages of 3-5 have the opportunity of attending pre-school. -Pre-school is free for all students in Spain. -There is Primary Schooling for ages 6-11. Secondary Schooling begins when the child is between the ages of 12-15. -The majority of Spaniards go to college because it is free. -Most kids finish college and a lot go on to further degrees. -The current education in Spain is known as the Fundamental Law of Education.
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