Meet Spain

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Meet Spain

  1. 1. Spain is in the South West of Europe
  2. 2. Spain is a peninsula, it is almost Surrounded by water, East: Mediterranean sea North: Cantabric sea West: Athlantic Ocean
  3. 3. There are 17 Autonomous Comunities And 2 Cities with Self-government: Ceuta and Melilla
  4. 4. BASQUE CATALAN GALICIAN SPANISH
  5. 5. ● Capital: MADRID ● Population: 47.270.000 ● Currency: EURO ● Government: Parliamentary Monarchy ● King: JUAN CARLOS I ● Queen: SOFÍA
  6. 6. Spanish history is a cultural mixture. Many people from different countries and Cultures have lived here: Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Greeks, Romans, Tribes of Northern Europe, Jews, Arabs... So Spanish culture is the result of a longtime Cultural exchange.
  7. 7. 800 years of Arabic Culture ● Arabs lived 8 Centuries in Spain, and they left an important cultural inheritance. You can notice that in our art and science, but most of all in our language.
  8. 8. SPANISH IN AMERICA In 1.492 Cistoforus Columbus discovered America. The Spanish Queen, Isabel I, paid the expenses of this journey.
  9. 9. As a result of this discovery and colonization, Spanish Language is spoken in many places around the world. Together with English and Chinese, Spanish is one of the most spoken languages in the world.
  10. 10. MAP OF SPANISH LANGUAGE IN THE WORLD
  11. 11. GASTRONOMY Spanish food has been influenced by all the cultures That lived here
  12. 12. PAELLA
  13. 13. GAZPACHO POTATO OMELETTE
  14. 14. And we allways eat with bread... normally white
  15. 15. ART
  16. 16. We have many important painters Well known all over the World
  17. 17. DIEGO VELÁZQUEZ ● Las Meninas
  18. 18. PABLO PICASSO ● Las señoritas de Avignon
  19. 19. SALVADOR DALÍ
  20. 20. LITERATURE
  21. 21. MIGUEL DE CERVANTES His magnum opus, Don Quixote, considered to be the first modern European novel.
  22. 22. OUR WRITERS WITH NOBEL PRIZE Vicente Aleixandre Jacinto Benavente Camilo José Cela José de Echegaray Juan Ramón Jiménez Mario Vargas Llosa
  23. 23. SPORT
  24. 24. TENNIS Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer are number 1 and 3 at the ATP ranking
  25. 25. F1 FERNANDO ALONSO was the World Champion in 2005 and 2006 and Second Place in 2010 and 2012
  26. 26. MOTO GP PEDROSA We don't want to show off... but we are simply the best!!!! LORENZO MÁRQUEZ
  27. 27. AND, WELL, MAYBE WE ARE NOT VERY GOOD AT EUROVISION CONTEST
  28. 28. BUT WE ARE THE CURRENT FOOTBALL WORLD CHAMPIONS, AND THAT'S WHAT MATTERS

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