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  1. 1. Spain By: Stephen Moore
  2. 2. Quick Facts about Spain • Capital: Madrid • Ethnic Groups: Basques, Catalans, and Galicians • Religion: Roman Catholic, Protestant and Islamic faiths • Languages: Spanish, Catalan- Valencian, Galician, and Basque • Government: Constitutional Monarchy
  3. 3. Physical Characteristics of Spain • With an average altitude of more than 600 meters, Spain is one of the highest countries in the world. • It’s highest peak is a doormat volcano, Mount Tiede (The Pico de Teide in Spanish) at 3,719 meters. • The main plateau of Spain is the Meseta central, with an average altitude of 650 meters, which occupies about 40 percent of the peninsula.
  4. 4. Cultural Characteristics of Spain • Historically in Spain it has been a Roman Catholic nation and about 99 percent of the people in Spain are baptized. • Fiestas are a major part of Spanish life. Each city and region in Spain has its own special fiesta, often honoring a patron saint. • Fiesta activities include processions, fireworks, dancing, bullfights, amusement attractions, and wearing costumes. • Spain’s official language is Castilian which is the language perceived to be Spanish.
  5. 5. Customs and Traditions in Spain • One of the most popular traditions in Spain is bullfighting. • Many tourists are excited to watch it and view it as a major part of Spanish culture. • Flamenco, commonly found in the Spanish region of Andalusia, started as the typical music and dance of gypsies that inhabited the south of Spain. • The central part of life for almost all Spaniards is Roman Catholic religion, which can be seen in their religious festivals, parades, and celebrations.
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    Jun. 21, 2013
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