Our country, our city, our school

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Our country, our city, our school

  1. 1. Xènia Martinez Marina Luna
  2. 2. SITUATION Madrid is the capital of Spain, one of the biggest cities in the country. Spain has an area of 504.782 km² Our country is located in the Iberian Peninsula
  3. 3.  Spain is divided into regions; each of it has its own traditions, festivals, and regional government.  It has a parliamentary monarchy.  Juan Carlos I is the king of Spain and José Luís Rodríguez Zapatero is the president of the Spanish Government.
  4. 4. POPULATION  Nowadays, there are 40.548.753 inhabitants in Spain. The population is distributed in nineteen communities.
  5. 5. LANGUAGES CLIMATE
  6. 6. LANGUAGES The official language is Spanish, but we also have 3 co-official languages: - Basque (2%) in the Basque country and Navarre. - Catalan (17%) in Catalonia, Balearic Islands and Valencia. - Galician (7%) in Galicia.
  7. 7. ECONOMY  The unemployment in Spain is a 20.5% of the population (4.465.500 people) In our country, the most important sector is the third one. In the last years the unemployment has increased.
  8. 8. SITUATION Our region, Our nation
  9. 9. TERRITORIAL DISTRIBUTION Provinces Counties
  10. 10. POPULATION  Catalonia has a population of 7.395.806 inhabitants.  A 16% of these inhabitants are immigrants.  These immigrants are mainly from Morocco, Romania and South America. Our countie
  11. 11. POLITICS  We exercise our self- government, which is guaranteed by the Spanish Constitution.  Estatut d’Autonomia is a document in which there are all our rights and duties.  José Montilla is the current president of the “Generalitat de Catalunya”, our government.
  12. 12. ECONOMY  The unemployment in Catalonia reaches the 18% of the population.  The average wage here is of 23.375 Euros per year. In Catalonia, the most important sector is the third one too.
  13. 13. LANGUAGES  We are a nation so we have our own traditions, our festivals, our history and our language, Catalan.  At school we do all the subjects in Catalan, except the foreign languages and Spanish.  A 94% of the people understand Catalan, but only a 76% speak it.
  14. 14. can read Catalan can't read Catalan can write Catalan can't write Catalan
  15. 15. CLIMATE  In our area there is Mediterranean climate. SUMMER: the temperature is high and it hardly ever rains. AUTUMN: the rain is more frequent and the temperature is lower than in summer. WINTER: the rain is frequent and the temperature is very cold. SPRING: the weather is warm and it often rains.
  16. 16. TRADITIONS  Sant Jordi’s day is 23rd of April. We know this day as “books and roses day”.
  17. 17. TRADITIONS  At Christmas we make Nativity scenes with the “caganer” and the “Tió”
  18. 18. TRADITIONAL FOOD In Catalonia we have some traditional dishes:  “pa amb tomàquet i pernil” (bread with tomato and ham)  Calçots  Cava
  19. 19. TRADITIONAL FOOD  Cargols (Snails)  Botifarra amb mongetes (sausage with beans)
  20. 20. POPULAR CULTURE  Sardanes
  21. 21. CASTELLS (HUMAN TOWERS) GEGANT (GIANTS)
  22. 22. BASTONERS
  23. 23. SITUATION Vallès occidental
  24. 24. ABOUT VALLÈS OCCIDENTAL...  POPULATION862.369 citizens  OFFICIAL LANGUAGE Catalan  MAIN CITIES Sabadell and Terrassa
  25. 25. ECONOMY  The economic activity of Vallès Occidental is concentrated in the south. The main industrial cities are Sabadell and Terrassa, Rubi and Sant Cugat. In the north, most of the activity is rural.  Industry:  Textile  Mechanical  Metal  Food  Construction  Chemistry
  26. 26. TERRASSA, OUR TOWN
  27. 27. SITUATION Terrassa is the capital of Vallès Occidental, together with Sabadell. It has a population of 210.941 inhabitants.
  28. 28. INDUSTR Y:  Terrassa is a reference in industrial, Modernist and textile tourism.  Terrassa has a long industrial tradition, because it was one of the most important cities during the industrial revolution.
  29. 29. SPORTS:  During the Olympic Games in Barcelona in 1992, Terrassa was the seat where the field hockey competition was held.
  30. 30. ESCOLA EL CIM
  31. 31. HISTORY  In the year 1962, two teachers, Lluís Parera and Miquel Pérez, worried about the fast growth of Terrassa, due to the large amount of people who were coming to find a job, decided to create a single and modest school at the threshold of a historical quarter, ”Ca n’Aurell”, and a new one, “la Maurina”.  The school grew as well as the number of teachers. One day, those teachers organized in a cooperative of education, the one which nowadays ensures a good education.
  32. 32. Library Canteen Playground Gym
  33. 33. Arts classroom Technology classroom Laboratory Computers classroom
  34. 34. THE END

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