Madrid is the capital of Spain, one of
the biggest cities in the country.
Spain has an
area of 504.782
Our country is
located in the Iberian
Spain is divided into regions;
each of it has its own
traditions, festivals, and
It has a parliamentary
Juan Carlos I is the king of
Spain and José Luís Rodríguez
Zapatero is the president of
the Spanish Government.
Nowadays, there are 40.548.753 inhabitants in Spain.
The population is distributed in nineteen communities.
The official language is Spanish, but we also
have 3 co-official languages:
- Basque (2%) in the Basque country and
- Catalan (17%) in Catalonia, Balearic
Islands and Valencia.
- Galician (7%) in Galicia.
The unemployment in Spain is a 20.5% of
the population (4.465.500 people)
In our country, the most
important sector is the
In the last years the
Catalonia has a
A 16% of these
are mainly from
and South America.
We exercise our self-
government, which is
guaranteed by the Spanish
Estatut d’Autonomia is a
document in which there
are all our rights and
José Montilla is the current
president of the “Generalitat
de Catalunya”, our
The unemployment in Catalonia reaches the
18% of the population.
The average wage here is of 23.375 Euros per
In Catalonia, the
sector is the third
We are a nation so we have our own
traditions, our festivals, our history and our
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.
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
SPRING: the weather is
warm and it often rains.
TRADITIONS Sant Jordi’s day is
23rd of April. We
know this day as
“books and roses
At Christmas we make Nativity scenes
with the “caganer” and the “Tió”
In Catalonia we have
“pa amb tomàquet i
pernil” (bread with
tomato and ham)
ABOUT VALLÈS OCCIDENTAL...
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE Catalan
MAIN CITIES Sabadell and Terrassa
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.
Terrassa is the capital of
Vallès Occidental, together
with Sabadell. It has a
population of 210.941
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
During the Olympic Games in Barcelona
in 1992, Terrassa was the seat where
the field hockey competition was held.
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