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The Culture Of Spain

  1. 1. The Culture of Spain The following slides contain some of the basics of the culture in Spain
  2. 2. The Culture of Spain Homepage <ul><li>Overview of Spain </li></ul><ul><li>Galicia </li></ul><ul><li>País Vasco </li></ul><ul><li>Cataluña </li></ul><ul><li>Concept Map </li></ul><ul><li>About the Author </li></ul><ul><li>References </li></ul>QUIT
  3. 3. Spain <ul><li>The constitution of 1978 has divided the country of Spain into 17 autonomias (states) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most states were divided by their history and language </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The three most distinct are: Galicia, Pais Vasco, Cataluna </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>The official language of Spain is Castillano, a distinct dialect of Spanish </li></ul><ul><li>Catholicism is the official language of Spain </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Though there is an official language and religion, each province is able to have their own </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Each of the 17 provinces has their own government, however the must abide by the Countries laws and government as well </li></ul>QUIT
  4. 4. Galicia <ul><li>The language of Galicia is Gallego; a dialect of Spanish </li></ul><ul><li>Capital: Santiago de Compstela </li></ul><ul><li>Provinces (4): A Coruna, Lugo, Ourense, Pontevedra </li></ul><ul><li>Population: 2,724,544 </li></ul>QUIT
  5. 5. Climate <ul><li>The climate is best described as oceanic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It has moderate summers and winters, not too hot or cold </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This area receives a large amount of rain. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The capital Santiago de Compostela receives the most amount of rain in all of Spain </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>The land of Galicia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The majority of the land is green due to all of the rain the area recieves </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There are also numerous forests and rivers </li></ul></ul>QUIT
  6. 6. Main Products <ul><li>Corn, grapes, kiwi are the most common grown foods </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The green grapes grown are most turned into white wines which are often times sent to other countries, this is one of Galicia’s main exported goods </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cattle is also important to the area </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Meat and milk are gained from these animals </li></ul></ul>QUIT
  7. 7. País Vasco <ul><li>The official language of País Vasco is Vasco </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No one is sure where this language is derrived from unlike Gallego and Catalan which are derived from the Latin language </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Capital: Vitoria </li></ul><ul><li>Provinces (3): Álava, Guipúzcoa, Vizcaya </li></ul><ul><li>Population: 2,098,628 </li></ul>QUIT
  8. 8. Climate <ul><li>The climate of País Vasco is the same as Galicia; Oceanic </li></ul><ul><li>In addition, there are a few mountains and several forests </li></ul><ul><li>The coast has beautiful beaches </li></ul>QUIT
  9. 9. Terrorist Group ETA <ul><li>This group was formed in 1959 by a group of students who wanted País Vasco to be independent from Spain </li></ul><ul><li>It started as non-violent and the students used culture and art to express their opinions </li></ul><ul><li>In 1961, a gentleman was killed by one of the students and that initiated the group to use violence </li></ul><ul><li>The terrorist group used to only be a problem in País Vasco, but now is spreading throughout Spain and continues to be a problem today </li></ul>QUIT
  10. 10. Cataluña/Catalonia <ul><li>The official language of Cataluña is Catalan </li></ul><ul><li>Capital: Barcelona </li></ul><ul><li>Provinces (4): Barcelona, Tarragona, Lleida, Girona </li></ul><ul><li>Population: 6,147,610 </li></ul>QUIT Click here to view a short video on Catalonia
  11. 11. Climate <ul><li>The climate of Cataluña is Mediterranean </li></ul><ul><li>The winters are mild, but the summers are very warm with little rain </li></ul><ul><li>The land is often dry and desert like </li></ul><ul><li>The Ebro river helps create an area of fertile land </li></ul><ul><li>The Pirineos mountains are also a part of the land in Cataluña </li></ul>QUIT
  12. 12. Immigration to Cataluña <ul><li>Many people have moved from their current location to Cataluña because of the metal industry offering many jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Immigration was huge in the 1960’s </li></ul><ul><li>Cataluña has become a diverse area because of the various groups arriving, such as those from southern Spain and even parts of Northern Africa </li></ul>QUIT
  13. 13. About the Author <ul><li>Hannah Rosenberg is a current student at Grand Valley State University where she is pursuing two majors consisting of dance and Spanish with an emphasis in secondary education. Upon graduation she hopes to be able to take time and explore other countries that are of interest to her. </li></ul><ul><li>Feel free to email me at: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul></ul>QUIT
  14. 14. Sources <ul><li>Pereira-Muro, Carmen, . Culturas de España . ed. Vol. . Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2003. 223-249. </li></ul>QUIT
  15. 15. Map QUIT